Robert L. Cooper, 80 of Napoleon, Missouri passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, MO.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Calvary Baptist Church, 7995 Outer Rd., Odessa, MO, 64076. Burial with Military Rites will be at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund. Memories of Robert and condolences for his family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com or on our Facebook Page.
Robert was born on June 25, 1939 in Sedalia, MO to Robert Lee and Hilda Marie (Thierfelder) Cooper. He was a Sargent in the United States Army and was serving during the Bay of Pigs Conflict. On November 5, 1961 he married Gloria Jean Cooper in Harrison, Arkansas. Robert retired after 30 years from General Motors Leeds Plant in Kansas City, MO. After retirement he continued to row crop and raise cattle on his farm. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Odessa. On September 22, 2013 he married Sharon Jean Aichele in Odessa, MO. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Robert is survived by his wife, Sharon Cooper of Napoleon, MO; five children, Diane L. Harvey and husband Charles of Odessa, MO, Connie Jean Cooper and fiancé Keith Kronshage of Napoleon, MO, Matthew Robert Cooper and fiancé Jill Campbell of Wellington, MO, Amy Seward of Odessa, MO and Matthew Aichele and wife Terri of Las Vegas, NV; 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; a sister, Virginia McQueen and husband Charles of Sedalia, MO; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and first wife; Robert was preceded in death by a brother, Junior Lee Cooper, a sister, Joyce Paxson; and a son-in-law, David Seward.