James Douglas "Doug" Cooper

James Douglas ""Doug"" Cooper (Paw-Paw), a native of Houston, MS, and a resident of Greenwell Springs, La., passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Age 73 years. Doug loved his family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather. The highlight of his life was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Doug enjoyed his horses and field trialing. His devotion to his country was unsurpassed. He received the National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Medal of Honor. Doug also served as Past Commander of the VFW 4275. Survived by his wife Jeannette Goudeau Cooper of Greenwell Springs, La.; daughters Pam Small and Karen Deziel of Baton Rouge, La.; sister Lynne Cooper Finch (Jeff Kerling) of Slidell, La.; grandchildren Benjamin Griffin, Jolie Griffin Babin (Nathan), Jordan Small, Julia Deziel, and Hannah Deziel; great-grandchildren Kyndal, Keagan, and Korbyn Babin; special family friend Carolynne Miller; and beloved dog, Sammy. Preceded in death by his parents Oliver Wendel Cooper and Yancy Brooks Cooper, sister Lucille ""Lucy"" Cooper Iccomb, granddaughter Jennifer Small. Pallbearers Benjamin Griffin, Sean Michel, Steve Chatelain, Christopher Finch, Nathan Babin, Craig Parnell, Vinnie Srinivasan; Honorary pallbearers Kenny Byrd, Tommy Sanders, Harold Bolar, Jeff Kerling, Michael Finch, Ted Carter, Jesse and Anthony Lee, and Roy Jarrell. Relatives and Friends of the Family are invited to attend the visitation at Rabenhorst East, 11000 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge on Sunday, March 11, 2018, from 4PM to 8PM and will resume on Monday, March 12, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Rd, Greenwell Springs, from 9:30AM until 11AM. Funeral Mass will be held at 11AM. Interment, Greenoaks Memorial Park Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Ochsner Medical Center, St. Joseph The Carpenter House, Patriot Guard Riders, and his military brothers.

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Rabenhorst Funeral Homes East
11000 Florida Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70815
(225) 272-9950

Published in TheAdvocate.com from Mar. 7 to Mar. 12, 2018