Michael Leroy Cooper, 74, French Lick

Michael Leroy Cooper, 74, of French Lick, entered into his heavenly home December 14, 2021, at Springs Valley Meadows, French Lick.

He was born in Washington, Ind., on January 13, 1947, to Oliver and Violet (Dickey) Cooper.

Mike married Aletha Lewis Dec. 29, 1968 and she survives.

Mike was a 1966 graduate of Springs Valley High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Moores Ridge United Methodist Church.

He was the lead mechanic for Texas Eastern Pipeline and retired after working for 34 years.

Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, painting, drawing, singing, song-writing, playing his guitar, chipping flint (knapping arrow heads), and spending time with family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother — Danny Wininger.

Mike is survived by his wife Aletha Cooper of French Lick; one son, Matt Cooper (Sheila) of French Lick; one daughter, Lisa Recker (Fred) of Jasper; one brother Terry Cooper (Kris) of Petaluma, California; mother-in-law Nina Lewis of Paoli; aunt Jane Cooper of French Lick; four grandchildren, Cole Cooper, Elizabeth Recker, Allie Cooper and Emily Recker. Mike is also survived by a host of loving family and friends.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Rodney Shelton and Rev. Doug Finney at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021 at the Moores Ridge Celebration Center with burial to follow in Moores Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation for friends is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at Moores Ridge Celebration Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Moores Ridge Church for the music ministry, 5906 W. County Road 375 S., French Lick, IN 47432.

Due to the Coronavirus, we ask that all guests please wear masks and practice social distancing (6 feet or more). Thank you for your cooperation.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432.

Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or our website -www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.