Kelly R. Cooper Sr., 69, of New Cumberland, WV passed away at home on Saturday, October 13, 2018, after a 16 month courageous battle with lung cancer.
Kelly was born on October 4, 1949, in Philippi, WV to the late Florence (Smith) and Denver Cooper.
Kelly graduated from Weir High School in 1967. He attended Abilene Christian University for 3 years before returning to the New Cumberland area. He retired in 2011 from the Shell/Quaker State Congo Plant with more than 40 years of service. Kelly enjoyed music and in his early years was a member of the band “Brother.” He also enjoyed golfing and was a regular at the morning skin games at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course.
Kelly is survived by his loving wife and caretaker, Carol Ann Viloski, whom he married on August 23, 2003. Also surviving is a daughter, Lacy (Ryan) Sutton; and grandchildren, Alyssa, Jordan and Hunter of Archie, Missouri; a son, Kelly “Duff” Cooper Jr. of Chester, WV; two stepsons, Gene (Rachel) Tabone; and grandchildren, Anthony and Olivia of Mentor, OH; and Benjamin (Ashley) Tabone and grandchildren Alex and Eliza Violet of Beaver, PA; four brothers, Ed (Barbara), Denny, Tim and Jess (Phyllis); three sisters Becky, Denise (J.D.) and Martha (Louis); brother-in-law Benjamin Viloski; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, a sister, Prisca is deceased.
Viewing will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Nixon Funeral Home, Newell, WV from 2-8 p.m.
A service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 11 a.m.
Burial will follow at the Locust Hill Cemetery, Chester, WV.
The family would like to thank all those involved with the care that Kelly received and for all the cards, calls and visits.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Kelly’s name to the Salvation Army, Weirton, WV.