Kentucky Soldier Laid to Rest

By: Wendy Enneking Email
By: Wendy Enneking Email

Hundreds of area residents lined the streets of Williamsburg and surrounding communities Sunday afternoon to pay their respects to 25-year-old Army Sergeant David Cooper.

Sergeant Cooper was killed on August 27th while serving in Iraq. He was on his third tour of duty and was scheduled to come home in May.

Sergeant Cooper's funeral took place at Croley Funeral Home in Williamsburg. He was buried at the Bowlin Family Cemetery in Jellico, Tennessee.

Sergeant Cooper is survived by his wife, his parents, two sisters and his grandparents.


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  • by Heather Location: Corbin, KY on Sep 9, 2008 at 08:48 AM
    David Cooper is a true HERO in every sense of the word. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and close friends! May God be with you during this horrible time!!
  • by Mike Location: Somerset on Sep 8, 2008 at 01:45 PM
    I am lucky to have known David. I am friends with whole Cooper family. What I witnessed on Sunday was truely touching. To see people from 2 different states line the streets with flags and banners was just unremarkable!! Sergeant David K. Cooper "Coop" really got the the funeral that he deserved for giving the ultimate sacrifice for you and me. Lets keep the Cooper's in our thoughts and prayers.
  • by Carolyn Location: Stearns on Sep 8, 2008 at 06:33 AM
    I will never know how you feel because i never lost a son/daughter but my prayer are with you and I never knew your son but I'm proud of him for my freedom
  • by Friend in Williamsburg on Sep 8, 2008 at 06:26 AM
    The whole town of Williamsburg have the Cooper family in our hearts and prayers. We are very proud and thankful for David and his willingness to serve his country to protect us at home. God Bless David and his family.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2008 at 03:23 AM
    Prayers to the family. This was a very brave man, I would like the family to know how thankful we are for this man and all the other brave men and women serving in our military. Again my condolences to the family and my prayers are with you.
  • by Melissa Location: Kentucky on Sep 7, 2008 at 10:04 PM
    "May God be with his family, and his fellow Soldiers at this time, and all there day's to come".
  • by Douglas Ray Smith Location: Georgetown on Sep 7, 2008 at 09:53 PM
    I think the media should do more for our troops. Those men and women are over there in another country risking their lives for our freedom, yet we seem to forget about them. I'm not very creative when it comes to coordinating things like this but I will gladly support anyone who can come up with a way for we Americans to show our gratitude for our troops.

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