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Alvin Nighton "June" Cooper Jr.

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

(p) 740-682-6696

(f) 740-682-7862



Alvin Nighton "June" Cooper Jr., age 81, of Oak Hill, Ohio passed away Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at his home. He was born July 30th, 1939 in Scioto County, Ohio to the late Alvin N. Cooper Sr. and Abbie (Fulk) Cooper.

Alvin was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in which he served from 1958-1962 as a Gunner’s Mate 3rd class onboard the LST Tom Green County during Vietnam. He worked at BMI for forty years until his retirement and he also owned his own machine shop for many years.

He adored his grandchildren and loved to joke with them. He enjoyed sitting on the porch with his beloved dog, Peanut and loved to talk to everyone and tell jokes. He loved attending car shows to see the old cars and traveling to TN with his wife in earlier years. He was a fantastic machinist; he could make anything and was always giving gifts to people that he had made. He also had a knack for fixing anything that was broken and making it work again. Alvin had the biggest heart and never met a stranger. He was always willing to help anyone out and he will be truly missed.

He is survived by his children, Neal and Reda Cooper; grandchildren: Krista, Adam, and Kaitlyn Cooper; sister, Wilma (Ron); brothers, Terry (Trina), Ronnie, and Artie (Lucilla); special nephew and niece, Roy and Kathy Hemphill; as well as several other nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years whom he married on May 21st, 1960, Wanda (Malone) Cooper; sister, Myrna Farmer; and brothers, Neddie “Bo” Cooper and Ithiel Cooper.

Graveside services with military honors will be held on Friday, September 18th, 2020 at 12PM at C.M. Cemetery with Pastor Cline Rawlins officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses. Online condolences may be sent to

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