Scottie Duane Cooper was born on September 12, 1966, to the late Louis James and Verleen Cooper. He departed this life September 23, 2021. Scottie was raised in Middletown, Ohio and educated in the Middletown City School. Scottie loved the Lord and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at an early age. Most recently, Scottie attended New Era Baptist Church in Middletown, Ohio, where he re-dedicated his life to Christ.
The youngest of 10 children, Scottie was the light of his family. Lovingly known to family and close friends as “Scooch” or “Coop”, he had a smile that was constant, contagious and welcoming. Entering a room, his smile instantly made others feel like smiling too. An avid sports fan, as a child Scottie played pee wee football and hot shot basketball for teams like Kiwanis and Interstate Folding Box. He also played basketball at Middletown High School and was a huge fan of the University of Michigan Wolverines, the Raiders and the Lakers. An awesome cook, Scottie was known for his culinary skills, and could be often seen either in the kitchen or on the grill preparing his specialties for friends and family. Anyone who knows Scottie, knows that he was also a huge fan of the musician Prince, and his music catalog.
Scottie loved life and was an easy going and kind soul. He was very giving and could always be counted upon to lift the spirits of others. Material things were not important to him, but happiness of others was. Scottie was blessed that he had so many immediate family members, and many close friends that he considered his family. His life was full and rich with memories of growing up on Yankee Road, and spending his childhood and adult years in Middletown, Ohio.
Scottie worked for several agencies who served clients with developmental disabilities. For 16 years, he cared for these individuals as a professional and his career was impactful in the lives of those being served, his family and his community. So large was the impact, that his daughter has followed in his footsteps and continues this legacy of care, integrity and entrepreneurship with the special needs community.
Scottie was preceded in death by his parents Louis James and Verleen Cooper and Siblings Shirley Ann, Barbara Lucille, and Louis James, Jr,.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his children: Brittany Cooper Brandon Cooper, Alana Jones, Taylor Cooper, Alexis Moore, Kaitlin Cooper, Trenton Edwards, Isaiah Smith-Cooper, London Cooper, Kobe Cooper, Braxton Cooper, and Brylee Cooper; grandchildren, Bryson, Brylon, Sania, Mason, Kayson, Jayden, Gabriella, and Ava; his siblings, Bobby Jo Love, Connie Frazier, Brenda Richardson, Laverne Quinn, Pamela Gann and Jackie (Eric) Gresham; Special Friend, Kelli Adams and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
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