Carl W. Cooper, 86, of Corpus Christi passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. He was born on Oct. 3, 1924 to Frank Cooper and Blanche Vance-Cooper. Carl served his country in the U. S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in Corpus Christi. He was an active member of South Shore Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Cooper; three daughters, Sharon (John) Bedford, Patty (Gary) Valentine and Becky (Jerry) Huffman; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2011 at South Shore Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to South Shore Christian Church in memory of Carl W. Cooper.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home