Woodard Louis Cooper

Woodard Louis Cooper, 81, of New Palestine, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at Richard L Roudebush VA Medical Center. He was born on May 12, 1933, as the son of Luther B. and Louisa R. (Mills) Cooper.

He graduated from Charlottesville High School in 1951. He served in the Army during 1953-1955.

He worked for Hamilton County as a meter reader for many years. Woodard enjoyed the outdoors and fishing.

Woodard is survived by his three sons, Dale Cooper of Indianapolis, Darryl Cooper of New Palestine, and Doug Cooper of Indianapolis; two daughters, Debra Bueno and Donna Smith both of Indianapolis; brothers, Robert Cooper of Greenfield, Norman Cooper and Thomas Cooper both of Bowling Green, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther B. and Louisa R. (Mills) Cooper.

Visitation will be held from 1 until 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140.  A funeral service will take place immediately following the visitation at 3 p.m. Pastor Mark Watkins will be officiating.  Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield with military rites presented by the Greenfield Veterans Honor Guard.

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