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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.