Brian Edward Cooper, 34 of Lebanon, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly on June 15, 2020. He was born on May 7, 1986 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was raised in Indianapolis but later lived in Lebanon, Indiana. Brian loved fishing with his brothers, camping, starting fires, working on cars, and riding his bike. He also loved his job at PSI. Brian could make someone smile even if they weren’t in the mood for it, and he always stood beside his loved ones no matter what the situation. In loving memory of the one and only Vanilla Gorilla, a son, father, brother, husband, and unconditional friend.
Brian is survived by his mother and father, Rose Hazelton Cooper and Troy L. Cooper; his biological father, Dale Ray Fugate; his brothers, Bradley J. (wife Teresa L.) Cooper, Dale Ray Cooper, Adam F. (wife Rebecca K.) Cooper, and Terry G. (wife Morgan E.) Cooper; his sister, Leah C. Cooper; his son, Damon E. Bowen; his daughters, Hermione G. Bowen, Lydia M. Wadkins, and Brinlianah R. Cooper; his wife, Ashley Reid Cooper; his step-children, Robby and Lauren; his girlfriend, Jaysa M. Chambers; and his four nephews and three nieces.
Friends and family will gather at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 1 pm until 2 pm. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm officiated by Pastor John Gossett.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Eric M.D. Bell Funeral Home of Pittsboro. All are encouraged to share thoughts, prayers, and memories with Brian's family on his memorial page found on the funeral home's website: www.ericmdbell.com .
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