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James "Jimmy" Cooper

2020-10-23

James "Jimmy" Cooper, Jr., 57, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in Orlando.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Jimmy was born on February 11, 1963 to Carol and James Cooper Sr. He attended the University of Georgia, where he played football, as well as Florida State University.

A beloved father, son, fiancee, brother, friend, and coworker, Jimmy lived his life setting an example for so many. His positive and warm demeanor, integrity and wisdom were contagious and always had a way of making those who knew and loved him feel welcomed and appreciated. He was an avid college football fan and lover of the Georgia Bulldogs.

Jimmy had a tenured and well-respected career as a sales & marketing professional in the hospitality industry, where he inspired and motivated countless individuals. In 2018, Jimmy was recognized as the Sales Leader of the Year by his former employer, McKibbon Hospitality.

Jimmy is survived by his sons Jake, Mitchell, and Logan; his fiancee, Christine; brother Dean; parents James and Carol; and a host of extended family and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard Funeral Home.

His family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until the hour of service.

He will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in Jimmy Cooper's memory.

Memories

ROBERT SMITH/HEATHER DERN October 23, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to all of Jimmy�s family and dear friends. Jimmy was a good man, and was loved by everyone who met him. He treated my son Logan� like one of his own, and I am forever grateful for the positive influence he made in Logan�s life. He will be sorely missed by all. May his memory be a blessing.

ANNETTE NICHOLS October 23, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

MIKE FERRY October 23, 2020
Jimmy will be missed by all his family and friends. He always had a kind word and a smile for everyone he encountered during his time with us. Although we mourn his loss we can be comforted by the life he lived as he enters heaven to be with our Father. I.wish comfort and healing to his family.

KAREN TRAPANE October 23, 2020
This is heartbreaking news. Jimmy was a good friend to my family when he was married to Lisa. He used to give my son Hess trucks for Christmas and he showed us the best time at Super Bowl here in San Diego. Love and light to the family and all who cared about him. ??????

TJ WILKERSON October 23, 2020
My deepest condolences to Jimmy�s family and friends. He will be missed. I am glad I got a chance to meet him and I know he shined a bright light on our family. I pray for the comfort of his loved ones.

ANDREW AND HEIDI STRAUSS October 24, 2020
Our love and condolences are with you all during this sad occasion. Jimmy was a dear friend to us and he will be missed more than words can say. We will never forget his warm demeanor and bright smile. May you Rest In Peace Jimmy.

LAUREN BOWLES October 24, 2020
Jimmy was a true gentleman, a loyal and dedicated colleague, a loving father and an all-around great man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

MIMI PATTERSON October 24, 2020
Jimmys optimism and charm shined through even the grayest days. My heart is broken by his passing and I will never forget my friends greetings and encouragement. To his family, what a joy it must have been to have known and loved him. I wish you peace and love.

ANNETTE CARTER WALLER October 25, 2020
Prayers to the family of Jimmy Cooper.

He was such a good friend and GREAT quarterback at the best school on the Westside of Jacksonville, Robert E. High School! He is in Heaven with Corky Rogers and is another Angel with Jesus.

God bless you all during this difficult time!

WAYNE PITCHER October 25, 2020
I was blessed to have Jimmy be a part of my life about 6 months ago. Little did I know what a great person and friend he would become in such a short time. We talked almost daily and I looked forward to his calls. We talked about everything and his belief in God was extremely important to him. His love of his family and his joy of life. I cannot express enough what a wonderful man he was. We had a special bond that will remain with me for the rest of my life. I cannot come close to feeling the tremendous lost you are experiencing. My deepest sympathy to all his family and friends.

DAHLIA BREWER October 26, 2020
So sorry for your loss Jim and carol as well as the rest of Jimmy�s family�s jay and I have you in our hearts and prayers
God bless you all
Jay and Dahlia

ALBERT AND DEBRA ANTOINE October 26, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the entire Cooper family on your loss. My wife and I will continue to pray God�s peace to support you through this time of suffering.

May God�s love keep you during this painful time!

DEBBIE WILKERSON October 27, 2020
My deepest sympathies to all who loved Jimmy. ??

CYNDI S October 28, 2020
I worked with jimmy for a few years. He was such a positive and fun person to be around. This breaks my heart. I�m so very sorry to his friends and family. I send peace and light to all

TONY ROMANO October 29, 2020
I�m so sorry to hear of Jimmy�s passing. It sounds like he never changed. I grew up with Jimmy in Greenville, SC. He always had a smile on his face, he never had a bad thing to say about anyone, and always could lift you up when you were down. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy�s entire family.