Mr. William Robert “Bobby” Cooper, 65, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 after a short courageous battle with cancer with his loving family by his side. A longtime resident of ElizabethCity, Bobby and his wife, Linda, had made their home in Winterville for the last 7 years to be near their grandsons. Bobby worked for more than 30 years at the Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA, retiring in January 2005. He was a long time member of the Moose Lodge.
A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Bobby will be fondly remembered for his willingness to always help people in their time of need. He spent many hours enjoying watching his grandsons in all their outside activities. He was an avid Harley rider and enjoyed his trips with the love of his life riding with him. He will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved him.
Bobby is survived by: wife of 46 years, Linda Caddy Cooper; daughters, Marlene Cooper of Kansas City, MO, Michelle Cooper Piscorik and husband, Jeff, of Winterville, and Bobbi Jo “BJ” Cooper of Elizabeth City; grandchildren, Drew, Peyton and Mattox Piscorik, all of Winterville; sister, Mary Sawyer of ElizabethCity; brothers, Ivie Cooper of Edenton and Wayne Cooper of Hertford; and very dear friends, Judy and Clevie Meads.
The funeral service will be conducted on June 29, 2013 at 2pm in the Twiford Memorial Chapel, Church St., Elizabeth City, NC. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 28, 2013 from 6 to 7:30 PM at Wilkerson Funeral Home, 2100 E. 5th Street, Greenville, NC and again one and a half hours prior to the service on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, ElizabethCity. Online condolences at may be expressed to the family at either www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com or www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences