Loren “Tom” Cooper Jr., 80, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, KS. He was born August 27, 1935 in Leavenworth, Kansas to Loren T. Sr. and Lela (Smith) Cooper. ON February 5, 1959 he married Beverly Elberson in Miami, Oklahoma and she preceded him in death on April 18, 2012. Tom was a retired locomotive engineer for Santa Fe Railroad.
He is survived by: Daughter: Sidney Cooper of Miami, FL; Sons: Larry and his wife Jodie Cooper of Bethoud, CO; Colten and his wife Marsha Cooper of Goessel, KS; Jason and his wife Rhonda Cooper of Newton, KS; Weston and his wife Melanie Cooper of Wichita, KS and Cameron and his wife Cheyenne Cooper of Houston, TX. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren
Tom is preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother Chuck Cooper
Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Private family graveside service will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to Caring Hands Humane Society in care of Petersen Funeral Home.
A great fellow engineer and friend. My sympathy to family and friends for their loss.
A great fellow engineer and friend. My sympathy to his family and friends for their loss.