Phillip E. Cooper Sr.

Phillip Cooper Sr., 82, of Pacific Junction, IA, passed away September 15, 2020. Phillip Eugene Cooper was born July 30, 1938 in Harrison County, Iowa to Vernard and Bessie (Withem) Cooper.

Phillip is preceded in death by his mother, Bessie Cooper; father, Vernard Cooper; and his son Ricky Cooper.

He is survived by his son, Phillip E. Cooper Jr., son, Michael Cooper and his wife Karen, daughter Elizabeth Larsen and her husband Victor; son Jeffrey Cooper and his wife Mary, daughter Jennifer Anderson and her husband Darold; brother Leroy Cooper and his wife Myrna; brother Vernard “Joker” Cooper and his wife Fran; twin sister Phyllis Davis and her husband Jerry; sister, Marlene Atilano; sister, Darlene Slack and her husband Danny as well as 12 grandkids; 19 great-grandkids, significant other Barb Hyko and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, September 18, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan, Iowa. 

Music Selections  

“Just Breathe” – Pearl Jam  “Follow the Sun” – Xavier Rudd   “Keg on my Coffin” – The Push Stars  “Goodbye” – Kenny Rodgers  “Angels Among Us” – Alabama

Honorary Pallbearers

Jeffrey P. Cooper – Phillip E. Cooper, Jr. – Michael Cooper – Jordan Cooper – Kyle Cooper – Ryan Cooper – Richard Petersen – Greg Alloway – Bill Parson – Mike Tolby

Masks are strongly encouraged for those attending. Interment will be at Calhoun Cemetery in Missouri Valley, Iowa at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation.

The visitation can be viewed by visiting and clicking on the “view live stream” button.


  • Vern Fran Cooper Posted September 17, 2020 10:00 am

    Sorry for your lost.

  • Mickie Perian Posted September 17, 2020 4:00 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Phil was a good friend and neighbor. I will miss him dearly.

  • Aaron Miller Harless Posted September 17, 2020 4:11 pm

    I’m deeply saddened to hear of Phil’s passing! He was like a second dad to ALL of us kids in Pony Creek. I remember meeting him and MAMa Kathy in 1975 and was their neighbors till dad sold the old place in 2000. 😢 Great memory’s with him and his family. Loved his stories his fabulous garden and his yard and Tulips was always just perfect! My condolences to his family. Aaron

  • Marilyn and Larry Logan Jr Posted September 17, 2020 5:14 pm

    so sorry for your loss . RIP Phil Cooper.

  • Jeffrey Posted September 17, 2020 5:19 pm

    I’m gonna miss our long talks and swapping hunting stories. You were such a great man and I’m proud that I get to call you my Grandpa. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there to say goodbye. I love you.

  • Connie Drake Posted September 17, 2020 6:05 pm

    Sorry for your loss. He can do some fishing with Charlie. He will be missed.

  • Michael Bogenreif Posted September 17, 2020 6:36 pm

    Sorry for your lost He will be missed

  • Anna Bogenreif Posted September 17, 2020 6:39 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Cooper was a sweet man and I will never forget him coming across me when I was stuck in a snowdrift and stopping to help push me and my vehicle out, so I could get home. He was a great Gentleman.

  • Paulette Tolby Posted September 17, 2020 9:42 pm

    My prayers are with the familyGod be with you!

  • Julie Harryman Posted September 18, 2020 3:57 am

    So sorry for your loss -Ken and Julie Harryman

  • Rusty and Amy Baker Posted September 18, 2020 7:12 am

    I always had good memories of Phil. May his soul find a good place.

    Our deepest condolences to all his family.

    Rusty and Amy Baker

  • Steven Kaiser Posted September 18, 2020 3:44 pm

    So sorry for your loss. RIP, Phil.

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