John “Big John” Cooper

John “Big John” Cooper

John “Big John” Cooper

Cedar Rapids

John “Big John” Cooper, 50, of Cedar Rapids, died Aug. 20, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, at the Open Bible Church, 1911 E Ave. NW in Cedar Rapids. Pastor Harris Holsapple will officiate. Visitation will take place immediately prior to the service starting at 9 a.m. A luncheon will follow the service in the church hall.

John is survived by his loving wife, Mary; children, Maylissa and Taiquan; stepdaughters, Megan, Briana and Lily; four grandchildren, Olivia, Elliana, Everley and Raidan; sister, Joyce (Marvin) Cropp; half-sisters, Lisa and Kathy Walker; sister-in-law, Deb Jones; brother-in-laws, Josh and Nick Farrell; many cousins, nieces and nephews; his beloved dog, Minah; and numerous close friends that he considered family.

The family would like to extend a thank-you to Mercy Hospital for their great care, and a special thank-you to the Dialysis Team.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial tributes be directed to Mary Cooper to assist with funeral expenses.

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