June 14, 2016
VERNON, Ala. — Jimmy Russell Cooper, 83, died June 11, 2016, at Noland Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Smith Cemetery with Willard Pless officiating. Mr. Cooper was born Sept. 10, 1932, to the late William and Ova Cooper. He was previously employed as a police officer with the Columbus Police Department. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Mae Cooper; son, Frankie Cooper; and brothers, Vanes Cooper and Charles Cooper He is survived by his sons, Dan Cooper of New Hope and David Cooper of Athens, Alabama; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.