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Dallas McArthur Cooper

July 9, 1942 — March 10, 2023

Cincinnati

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Dallas McArthur Cooper went to be with the Lord suddenly, Friday, March 10th, 2023.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Noble & Letha Strunk Cooper; his wives, Faye Bunch, Joan Brockmier, and Janet Warman Cooper; Brother, James R. Cooper; Sister, Josephine Cooper; Half Brother, Lorn Norbert Cooper; Daughter, Sandy Covington; Grandson, Dustin Edward Cooper; and great nephew, Christian James Kennedy Graham.

He is survived by his children, Dallas Michael (Diane) Cooper, Debbie Ann Cooper & Dennis Wayne (Shannon) Cooper; Grandchildren, Dallas Michael (Talessa) Cooper Jr., Josiah Covington, Gabriella Covington; and great grand children, Madison, Kaisley, Emmett, and Scarlet Cooper. He also leaves behind sisters, Marilyn Sue King and Rita WarmanHalf siblings, Mildred, Georgie, Denzel, Kenny, Kathy, Noble L. and Janet Susan CooperSpecial nieces and nephews, Louretta (Kenny) EvansTanya (Jason) Gill, Derek (Amy) King, Matthew Warman, and many other nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews; and special friends who were like family to Dallas.

Dallas was born in Worley Hilltop, Kentucky but moved to Cincinnati as a young man. He worked for Central Fabricators most of his lifeAlthough, he did live in both Florida and Arizona for some time where he also worked for a welding company. It was hard work and long hours but he loved it and boasted often, with a twinkle in his eye, of all the things he helped make over the years

In fact, there wasn’t much he couldn’t build or weld together. He hand constructed everything from his own furnace to hobby horses. You wanted it-he would try to make it for you. He was very creative and loved to work with his hands. He was a painter and an artist. A musician too. He loved music and taught himself to play the guitar-well; but he was best known by his friends and family for being a grand story teller. He had a story for everything and he loved to tell of the hair raising antics from his youth. Sometimes more than once. The same story. Yet he did it with such flair, you were always inclined to listen again.

Dallas was also a very big hearted man. Stubborn. But always there for anyone in need. He would literally give you his very last dollar or the shirt off his back. He was a protector. He always looked out for his sisters like a big brother should and he would do the same thing for anyone else he encountered over the years that needed help. Even if that help was just an ear and to sit a spell with you on the front porch.

Dallas loved the Lord and attended church on and off his whole life. He read his Bible every day and if he said he was going to say a prayer for you, he absolutely did. He loved his children and family more than anything else. He loved his neighbors and had many he thought of as family. He also loved his dog.

He was a simple man and that was just fine with him. Dallas made friends wherever he went. He will be missed by so many. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.

There will be a visitation with family and friends at Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home, 5501 Montgomery Rd., Norwood, OH 45212 on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 4pm until time of memorial service at 6pm. Per his wishes, Dallas was cremated but the family is having a celebration of his life.

It will be officiated by Pastor Carolyn Atwood Ayers.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration Of Life

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home- Norwood

5501 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45212

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Starts at 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home- Norwood

5501 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45212

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