Robert Howard Cooper 1971 – 2017

Robert Howard Cooper, 45, of Yuma, Arizona passed away April 1, 2017 in Yuma, Arizona. Services were held on Thursday, April 6 in Yuma, Arizona.
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Robert was born Oct. 4, 1971 in Fort Worth Texas. He graduated from Azle High School in 1989. He worked at the Azle News while he was in high school.
Robert enlisted in the Marine Corps at the age of 17, serving in Desert Shield-Desert Storm in 1990-1991, and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, 2006, and was stationed throughout the world until he retired in 2009 in Yuma, Arizona.
Afterward, he continued working with the military as a cyber- security expert.
Robert had a wide variety of interests. He loved hot air ballooning, serving as crew chief, and later a student pilot. He was an avid NASCAR fan and a founding member of the Yuma 5th Gen Camaro club. He never forgot his Texas roots, being a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. Robert was a Star Wars and Star Trek fan, attended ComicCon frequently, and recently hosted his own ComicCon panel. Robert was a friend to all and will be deeply missed.
Robert is survived by his wife of 25 years, Paula Cooper; children, Amanda Cooper and Bobby Cooper; mother, Vicki Cooper; step-mother, Jane Rogers; father, Bob Cooper; brothers, Craig and Chris Cooper; mother-in-law, Patricia Monczki; sister-in-law, Michelle Learned; brother-in-law, Chris Learned and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The Azle News,
April 12, 2017 Edition