Funeral service for Bobbie “Bob” Cooper will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2019 at Walker Funeral Home; with visitation from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., the day of the service. Bobbie Gene Cooper, age 87, of Gillette, WY passed away on Sunday June 2, 2019.
Bob was born in Wray, CO on September 5, 1931 the oldest of four children to David and Goldie (Baker) Cooper. Bob was a very soft hearted person who was willing to help anyone in need.
Growing up he worked with his dad on construction projects and eventually started a drywall business before going to work at Bel Ayr mine in 1978. Bob retired from mining in 1988.
Bob had many passions in life. He wrote songs and played in a band named Jerry and the Jokers which included his brother Jack and Maury Neugebauer. Bob also loved hunting, fishing, boating, rock hunting, and spending time with family and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his siblings and son Bobbie Gene and infant son, Patrick and son-in-law, Leon. He is survived by Mike (Gayle) Cooper and family, daughter, Mary Ann Milachek and family, daughter, Donna (Mike) Hurff and family, daughter, Barbara (Craig) Weber and family, son, George (Lori) Cooper and family, and daughter, Shawna (Ken) Cooper and family. Bobbie you will be forever in the hearts of our family and friends. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com