Hobert "Hobe" Cooper, 79, of Linton, passed away at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 at Linton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Born Aug. 24, 1926 in Bicknell, he was the son of William Hobert and Nellie (Mix) Cooper.
In his early life, he worked as a photographer at Lieber's Photography in Indianapolis. He later worked as a mechanic and parts manager for Briggs Buick and for Jack Wheeler Ford and was also self-employed, owning Cooper's Garage. He was a member of the White Rose Church, an Army veteran of World War II, and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include: his wife Helen (Wagner) Cooper of Linton; two sons, Stephen Meredith Cooper of Indianapolis and Mark Anthony Cooper, Sr. of Linton; two daughters, Constance L. Cooper of Linton, and Teresa Murdock of Sullivan; a brother Meredith Cooper of Jupiter, Fla.; two sisters, Phyllis Rae Allen of Beech Grove, and Chalma L. Harrah of Brownsburg; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Cindy (Cooper) Cox, and a brother William Cooper.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel with Pastor Larry Joe Goodman officiating. Burial will follow at Sandborn Cemetery. The Linton American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside rites.
Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today, and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.