Lyle Edward Cooper

Monday, July 30, 2018

Lyle Edward Cooper, 78, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

He was born April 29, 1940 in Freedom, Ind., the son of Emil and Margaret (Summerlot) Cooper.

He was a 1959 graduate of Bainbridge High School.

Lyle retired from IBM in 1993, where he had been a parts analyzer. He had also worked at Black Lumber and owned Cooper Craft.

He was member of the First Baptist Church, IBM Club and a former member of the Lions Club.

Lyle was a former Eagle Scout and Boy Scout Troop leader. He was active with South Putnam football, and coached little league and Babe Ruth baseball in Fillmore.

Lyle loved doing woodworking and helping others with woodworking and construction projects.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Pursell Cooper; his children, Margee (husband Scott) Raplee, Tom (wife Laura) Cooper and Tim (wife Janet) Cooper; stepchildren Mike (wife Kristine) Pursell, Barbara (husband Keith) Murphy, Lynda (husband Jeff) Wells, and Nancy (husband Doug) Chapman; brothers Estel Cooper and Gary (wife Marian) Cooper; a sister, Rosie Wood; seven grandchildren, Jacob Bradley, Josh Scott and Sarah Jean Raplee, Taylor and Austin Stethen, Maxwell Joseph and Mallory Karen Cooper; stepgrandchildren Kramer and Olivia Pursell; Alyssa Reps, Matt, A.J. and Nick Wells; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Karen Gorham Cooper, in 1995; his parents; and sisters, Phyllis Logelin and Ella Minnick.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. Greencastle. Entombment will follow at Stilesville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Lyle to Habitat for Humanity.

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