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Patterson Chapel United Methodist Cemetery
Thursday May 14th, 2020

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Wilton Cooper

Hugh “Wilton” Cooper, Sr.




Hugh “Wilton” Cooper, Sr. age 89, of Laurens, husband of Patsy Robinson Cooper, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020.


Born in Spartanburg county, he was a son of the late Joseph Franklin Cooper, Sr. and Myrtle Knighton Cooper. A veteran of the S.C. National Guard, Mr. Cooper retired from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office after over 40 years of service. He was dedicated to serving the community in and outside of law enforcement. He was a Mason and actively involved in various service groups, clubs, and organizations. He was awarded the Henry Laurens Award in 1996 for his service and involvement in the Laurens County community. He enjoyed being outside gardening and loved baseball.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by: children, Hugh Wilton Cooper, Jr. of Laurens and Jennifer Cooper Gravley (Anthony) of Greenwood; grandchildren, Jarron Gravley, Tabor Gravley, and Hewson Gravley.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by: brothers, Joseph Franklin Cooper, Jr. and Raymond Albert Cooper; and a sister, Helen Frances Cooper.


Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Patterson Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Brent Little, with full honors and pallbearer duties by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office.


The family would like to thank Caris Hospice of Greenwood for their loving care of Mr. Cooper.


Memorials may be made to Laurens County Sheriff’s Office Christmas for Kids, 216 West Main Street, Laurens, SC 29360.


Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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TO the Family, Wilton was a gentleman and was wonderfully cared for by Patsy and family. Our comfort to you but know that you cared for him like a King and He well deserved it. Cairs in Greenwood did great job caring and kept me up to date. Our prayers and condolences go to the family. He is in a much calmer and wonderful place now. Dr Patterson

MSPatt@Backroads.net May 25 2020 12:00 AM

Patsy, Buddy, Jennifer, and family my thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Mr. Cooper was a wonderful man that I meet as a young girl when attending Welcome Baptist Church. He was a leader in both the church as well as the community he served.

Patsy (Blanton) Motte May 16 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wilton Cooper

lilibet@prtcnet.com May 14 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs. Patsy, Buddy, and Jennifer, I was so sad to hear of Mr. Wilton, passing, but yet rejoicing because we know he is now with Jesus. I loved him dearly, as I do each of you. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Ann Woodward May 14 2020 12:00 AM

Hugh, so sorry to hear about your Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

sudiestansell@hotmail.com May 13 2020 12:00 AM

I knew Mr Cooper when he worked for the county ,always loved stopping in and talking to him and big Willie and other ones that was working around that time, He wad a good man and I thought highly of him. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.; RIP Mr Cooper

bonnie whelchel May 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wilton Cooper

bonnie whelchel May 13 2020 12:00 AM

Many wonderful memories working with him at the sheriff's office. He respected his job and cared deeply about the people he served. He was a man you looked up too. He loved his family, his coworkers and his community.

Carole Knight May 13 2020 12:00 AM