E. Harold Cooper

E. Harold Cooper

Myrtle Beach, SC 

Ernest “Harold” Cooper, 88, died Friday, September 4, 2020 at his home. Born September 18, 1931 in Marion, SC, son of the late Ernest B. and Nina (Crawford) Cooper.

Harold was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach and was the meat cutter at A&P and Piggly Wiggly for over 60 years.

Survivors include four children, Brenda (Bobby) Pate, Karen Cooper, Wade (Jerri) Cooper, & Beth (Chuck) Smith; a sister, Pat Deese; grandchildren, Angela Ham-Grooms, Sheri Marlowe, Hunter Smith, & Jade Byers; 6 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Imogene Foxworth Cooper; brothers, Rupert, Allen Legrande, & Bennie; sister, Dorothy Wood; and grandsons, Chad Cooper & Jeff Smith.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 9, 2020 in the outdoor chapel at Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour following the service.

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Pat Novak-Call
Murrells Inlet
Created On: 09/08/2020 15:32:55

Karen and Family

So sorry for your loss. Karen I know how close you were to your Dad.

Doris Trimble
Myrtle Beach, SC
Created On: 09/07/2020 19:35:28

Karen...I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!

Love and Blessings,
Doris Trimble

Carol Chestnut
Conway, SC
Created On: 09/07/2020 11:52:54

Brenda, Karen, Wade, and Beth,
I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God give you His peace and comfort.
Carol Foxworth Chestnut

Ann Pharr Tinker
Murrells Inlet
Created On: 09/06/2020 20:42:55

Harold, or Cooper, as my mother, Ginny Pharr, called him was a dear friend of our family. Our family owned The Aloha motel right around the corner from the A&P. Mother loved the personal way Cooper always took care of her in providing such quality meat for both The Snak Shak and our family meals. She looked forward to her shopping trips to A&P and visiting with Harold. Also, he would stop by the motel and chat, and was just like one of our family. He touched many lives with his friendly ways and genuine concern for others. Our family sends you heartfelt love as you remember and cherish all of your treasured memories with wonderful “Cooper.”

Lane Blythe
Charlotte, North Carolina
Created On: 09/06/2020 20:34:03

Our whole family adored Mr. Cooper. I can’t tell you how many visits to the A&P I made with my Grandma, Mrs. Pharr. She would get all the meat for the Aloha’s Snak Shak from him when I was growing up and all her fresh meat for the large family gatherings she loved hosting. Mr. Cooper was a valued community figure that clearly impacted so many lives. He made everyone feel right at home in his company. When we saw his comforting smile at my Grandma’s funeral, we insisted he sit with our family because after all , he was like family in our eyes. And one piece of advice my Grandma passed along to all of us was, “Always be friends with your butcher” and being friends with Mr. Cooper sure was wonderful! I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. Mr. Cooper will forever hold a warm place in my heart and all those who knew and loved him. Sending all our love.

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