He was born June 8, 1916, in Waveland, Ind., as the son of Charles Orn and Iota Mitchell Cooper.
He worked for many years as a steam pipefitter and was an active member of the local union.
He enjoyed fishing and was a member of the McKinley Hill Church of Christ.
He married Nova Grothe Walker in 1988.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters and his wife, Nova, on April 25, 2005.
He is survived by his stepson Charles William "Bill" Walker and wife Dee, Greenwood.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at noon at the funeral home with Pastor Rick Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute.
Memorial contributions may be made to the McKinley Hill Church of Christ, 100700 N. CR 300 E., Brazil, 47834.
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