Aldo "Al" Cooper, age 80, of Belle, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City surrounded by his loving family.
Al was born September 14, 1933, in Grassy, Mo., a son to the late Roy Henry and Bessi Vivette (Hendrix) Cooper. On July 2, 1983, Al was united in marriage to Sandrey May (Farris) Cooper in Canaan, Mo.
Al retired from the General Motors in St. Louis in 1985, where he was a welder and an inspector. He was a member of the UAW for over 30 years. Al enjoyed being around people and worked as an auctioneer for many years as well. He had an amazing ability to work with horses and mules with a patient hand and a kind soul.
Al was of the Baptist faith. Al and Sandrey moved to the Belle Community in 1997. Al enjoyed spending time and working with his cows, horses and mules. Al and Sandrey were seen by many enjoying long wagon rides on warm summer days. Al felt blessed and was thankful for his neighbors and friends. He cherished his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them on his farm.
In addition to his wife of thirty years, Al is survived by his two daughters, Sheree Light and her husband Larry and Shelia Cooper and her husband Kevin G. both from Sullivan; one son, Kevin R. Cooper of Sullivan; one stepson, Ryan M. Spurgeon and his wife Melissa of Sullivan; one stepdaughter, Lora C. Spurgeon of Owensville; ten grandchildren, Laramee, Jared and Rylee Light, Joshua and Aili Cooper, Kayla and Rylee Spurgeon, Craig Schmidt, Alex Pagan, and Zachary Wolfe.
In addition to his parents, Al was preceded in death by two sons, Jeffrey and Roy Cooper; one granddaughter, Jessica Light and his father and mother in law, Floyd and Lora Farris.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Sassmann's Chapel in Belle.
Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2014, at Sassmann's Chapel in Belle with the Rev. Terry Knight officiating. Private Family Interment will follow in the Countryside Memorial Gardens Cemetery near Owensville.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to in care of the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sassmann's Chapel, Belle, MO. (859-3712)