Charles William “Billy” Cooper, 58, of North Vernon, died Sunday, January 9, 2022, at Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2022, at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service with the Rev. Scott Chasteen and Rev. Daniel Ison officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of services Friday, January 4, 2022. Burial will at Vernon Cemetery with military graveside rite by members of Matt Hester Post #2021 V.F.W. The family would prefer all people attending the service to please wear a mask.

Mr. Cooper graduated high school and immediately joined the U.S. Air Force. Upon leaving the Air Force, Mr. Cooper went to work in maintenance at Dolly Madison in Columbus and Hostess in Indianapolis. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, and working on cars, especially classic cars. Mr. Cooper loved spending time with his family and friends and hunting.

Born April 29, 1963, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Mr. Cooper was the son of Charles Everett Cooper Jr. and Josephine Ann “JoAnn” Marksberry Cooper. He married Teresa Stumbo June 11, 1983, in Fairborn, Ohio and she survives.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Christopher (Stevi Flemings) Cooper of Scipio; daughters, Cynthia (Chris) Eaton, Crystal (Jonah Stidham) Cooper, and Chasity (Mike) Norris, all of North Vernon; sister, Tammy (Jeff) Ison of North Vernon; grandchildren, Kayla Stidham, Kyler Stidham, Brentley Norris, Charley Norris, Sadie Cooper, Jaxen Stidham, Lysic Cooper, Avilynn Nelson, Bristol Eaton, Kaymn Stidham, Hunter Cooper, and Adley Norris, all of North Vernon; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mr. Cooper was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Brayden Eaton; and mother-in-law, Carylon Stumbo.

Memorials may be made in honor of Mr. Cooper to the V.F.W. for Veterans Affairs.