Age 72, of Cadillac, formerly of the Durand and Bancroft areas, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, in Cadillac.

A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, at the Life in Christ Christian Church, 1833 W. M-21 in Owosso Township. The Rev. Eric Numerich will officiate.

A graveside service will take place immediately following at Ridge Road Cemetery, 18645 Brennan Road in Brady Township. The family extends an invitation to attend a fellowship dinner immediately following the graveside service at the church.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, 520 W. Main St. in Owosso.

David was born June 19, 1947, in Owosso, the son of James Cleveland and Iola Maxine (Elsworth) Cooper. He attended and graduated from Durand High School. He married Constance Smith Dec. 31, 1968. She passed into eternal rest Nov. 27, 2012. Together they raised two wonderful boys: Troy and Todd in the Shiawassee County area.

He worked as a machinist for Hogan Manufacturing before retiring to Cadillac. David loved being outdoors; camping and fishing but most of all snowmobiling. He was a member of the Flushing Frozen Forty Snowmobiling Club, as well as the Cadillac Winter Warriors. He also enjoyed playing euchre with his friends as well as playing Santa Claus each year for the Cadillac Winter Warriors.

David is survived by his sons Troy David (Alexis Elaine) Cooper and Todd David (Jennifer Michelle) Cooper; grandchildren Melinda Maryanne Cooper, Gregory Scott Cooper, Shelbey Lynne (Lance) Johnsen, Courtney Marie (Brandon Bush) Cooper and Isabelle Grace Cooper; great-grandchildren Brayden Matthew Force, Kyler David Force, Callen Gregory Force and Hunter Lee Johnsen; siblings Michael Cooper, Josephine, Patrick (Diane) Cooper, Penny Libbey and April Cooper; brother-in-law Michael Ashford; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

David was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Connie, parents James and Iola Cooper, and his sister Lana Ashford.

Memorials in his memory are suggested to Cadillac Seniors Center, 601 Chestnut St. Ste. 3, Cadillac, MI 49601 or the Cadillac Winter Warriors, PO Box 333, Cadillac, MI. 49601.

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