Ricky A. Cooper


Ricky Aaron Cooper, 36, a resident of Monterville, passed from this life Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.

Ricky was born Friday, March 20, 1981, in Elkins, only child of the Rev. Rick Cooper and Debbie Donegia Cooper, who survive in Monterville.

On May 4, 2007, in Valley Head, he married the former Cortney Brooke Price, who survives in Elkins. Although they divorced, Ricky continued to hold a special place in her heart, and she in his until the day he passed.

Also left to cherish his memory are maternal grandmother, Mabel Donegia; uncles, Wayne Cooper and wife, Terry, Gary Cooper and wife, Brenda, and Chuck, Kevin and Wayman Donegia; aunts, Dana Bennett, Lisa Thompson and husband, Rowdy, and Loretta Walters and husband, Rick; cousins, Cindy, Kim, Amy, Harold, Travis, Shayne, Amber, Jamie, Chad, David, Jeremy, Rebecca, Emily, Miranda, Viola, Laura, Destiny, Wayman Jr., Mabelina and Jessica; special family, Roger Ware and Libby Dillon; and several other family and friends.

Preceding Ricky in death were paternal grandparents, Bernard and Agnes Cooper; maternal grandfather, Charles Donegia; uncles, Harold Cooper and Timothy Donegia; aunt, Carol King; and cousin, Jessica Donegia.

Ricky was a 1999 graduate of Tygarts Valley High School. He loved fishing, basketball, tattoos and motorcycles. His artistic talent showed through in his pictures, tattoos and motorcycle graphics. The most important things that family and friends will always remember about Ricky are his wonderful smile, kind heart and sense of humor. Family will not be the same without Ricky.

The family’s request for cremation was honored. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Ricky Arron Cooper. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.