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Scott Allen Cooper

Scott Allen Cooper

Scott Allen Cooper, 53 of Little Rock, entered the arms of his Heavenly Father the early morning of April 7, 2013.

Scott was born in Little Rock, and was preceded in death by his father Charles Allen Cooper. He is survived by his mother, Mary (Lucas) Cooper, his wife of 25 years, Brenda (Turchi) Cooper and two children: daughter, Leslie Caroline Cooper, son, Scott Allen Cooper ll and life-long best friend, Patrick Hickman.

Scott attended high school at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, and graduated The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, with triple bachelors degrees in: Communications, Political Science and History.

A Vice-President for Catlett Corporation, Scott's business associations were far reaching and represented 21 years of nation-wide lodging management.

He was dedicated to his faith and to his education. His vast friendships embraced a host of Sigma Alpha Epsilon brothers and virtually anyone he met. He was a sports enthusiast and loved sharing his life-long passion for his beloved Razorbacks and the University of Arkansas.

A devout Catholic and family man, Scott possessed a strong love for dogs and especially raising Dobermans. He enjoyed grilling and smoking specialty meats of all kinds and creating grand settings for family and friends to come together.

A Rosary will be recited at Christ the King on Wednesday, April 10, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. followed by visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Christ the King on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. followed by burial at Rest Hills Memorial Park, Sherwood, AR.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church, 4000 N. Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock, AR 72212. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home,

Condolence Book

"My sympathies and prayers to Scott's mother, Brenda and children and all who loved him. I was blessed to know Scott. He was a dedicated and faith filled gentleman. His God, family and job were his life. He set an example of great strength to me. May his mother, Brenda and children be comforted by the thoughts of him being in heaven. I will be. Peggy"
Peggy Moody | Carlisle, AR |

"My prayers and heart is with you. He is one of a kind, I love and miss him. I am blessed to have had such a wonderful and special friend with me for these past 6 years."
Lorie Campbell | McRae, AR |

""I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world" (John 16:33) God Bless You Brenda, Leslie and Scott, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Seek our Lord and he will give you Peace...


Richard D. Gaston, SR, MS. Piper B. Jansen, Daniel Allen Gaston, Richard D. Gaston, JR | Little Rock, AR |

"So sorry for your loss, you're in our thoughts and prayers."
Judy & Ben Ellison | Benton, AR |

"Scott was a funny guy. I taught him guitar lessons for a few years and no matter what kind of day I was having, he would always cheer me up. His lesson was the lesson I always looked forward to because he always joked around and we had a great time. He was more than a student, he was my friend. I will miss him everyday.

Brian Goins | Little Rock, AR |

"You are in our thoughts and prayers. "
Billye and David White | Fayetteville, AR |

"So sorry to hear about Scott's passing. I went to Pulaski Academy with him. He will be missed by all those who knew him at PA. May God Bless you and your family.


Madeline Floyd | |

Mary and Brenda - My thoughts and prayers are with you with
the loss of Scott. I can't imagine the lost of a son or husband
and I know Scott was extremely special to you both. He is in
a better place now after so many years of suffering with his
cancer. I know Billy, Charlotte and Stab have welcomed him
with much love and good tidings. Love Marilyn"

Aunt Marilyn Cooper Heesch | Ajijic Mexico |

" sorry to hear about Scott...our thoughts and prayers are with you, the kids, and your family

May he rest in peace."

Greg Davis & Richard Morris | North Little Roc k, AR |

"I work for Answerfone and Scott was our contact for the Catlett Corp. He was the sweetest,kindest man ever. It didn't matter the time or day we knew we could contact him and if not then Brenda was there to help us. I remember thinking when I saw a new contact name, how much I missed him because he was always there. God bless his family and we have a new angel in heaven."
Nancy Rennels | Little Rock , AR |

"I had the pleasure of working with Scott at Catlett Corporation. Scott was the hardest working fellow. Always on time and never missed a day. He never slacked in anything he did, personally or professionally. He was funny, quirky and extremely kind. He was always in the best mood. The only time I saw him upset was when Mr. Catlett made him use a computer! He loved his family and was so proud of his children. I am blessed to have known him. "
Kitty McArthur | Little Rock, AR |

"Scott was truly my best friend. He never met a stranger and always had a positive attitude and a smiling face. He is one of a kind and will be deeply missed. My heart goes out to Mary, Brenda, Leslie and little Scott. You are all in my thoughts and prayers,"
Lesa Allen | Little Rock, AR |

"To Family & CO Workers of Scott:

I was deeply sadden to learn of Scott's passing and I would like to express my sincere sadness and sympathies at this difficult time on behalf of our staff that worked with Scott over the years. Scott was highly valued and respected and his loss is felt by many.

With Sincere Sympathy
Ritadele Rone, Office Manager
Norfolk Southern Corporation

Ritadele Rone, Office Manager Norfolk Southern Corporation | Atlanta, GA |

"Deepest sympathy to the family. Scott was a younger fraternity member to me in the S.A.E. House in Fayetteville. A very good man!"
Tom Pugh | Little Rock, AR |

"Scott was a gentle, humorous guy whom I met years ago and enjoyed being around. He was very proud of you, Brenda, and his children. May God give you peace during this difficult time and in time restore your heartbreak with wonderful memories. Scott is probably spending a little time with Uncle Buddy in Heaven now and they are no doubt making others laugh! "
Nancy Lyle | Conway, AR |

"To Scott's Family,
I was saddened, and shocked to see Scott's obituary. He was such a friendly, optimistic person to know, and always had a smile on his face! He was ready to chit chat about the Razorbacks at any given moment, whether they would win or lose. He always showed concern about others, and their well being. When Catlett moved their office, we haven't had much contact with each other, other than seeing him at the grocery store a few times. I know he loved his family, and his faith very much. Rest in Peace, Scott... "

Vickie Smith | Little Rock, AR |

"Our deepest sympathy to Mary Cooper at this difficult time. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family."
Scotty & Carol Freebairn | Little Rock, AR |

"Brenda, My heart and prayers are with you. I know this has been a long and difficult journey but now Scott can finally get some rest. Loving someone means that sometimes we have to love them enough to let them go. One of my favorite stories is of an old monk traveling on a rocky mountain pass at night. Someone commented on his dim light. He replied it was just bright enough to light his next step. From there he could see where the next step led. Billy Green "
Billy Green | Jonesboro, AR |

"My heart and prayers go out to you Brenda, Mary, Scott Jr. & Leslie.
I was fortunate to have spent the last 17 years with Scott on a daily basis. I feel lost when I walk into the office, looking for him, waiting for him to come into my office and ask me as only Scott can do "What do ya think?" My friend is gone.
I find comfort in knowing,without a doubt he arrived in heaven, set up a direct bill and began embracing anyone and everyone. The world lost a wonderful person, heaven gained a saint!"

Johnny Seiter | Little Rock, AR |

"Brenda, I was so sorry to hear about your husband Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord give you the strength to make it through this difficult time. "
Mary Lawhon | Hensley,AR |

"My deepest sympathy to Scott's family and his work colleagues. Scott was more than happy to always be of help to us and it was much appreciated. I am shocked at his passing and my heart goes out to his wife and children. God Bless and comfort you all during this tough time."
Jani Marie Lipps | Pittsburgh, PA |

"Scott, you were always so kind to me at Pulaski Academy. You always took us under your wing. You will be missed. I pray for your family."
david | little rock, AR |

"Scott was always positive, upbeat. If he ever had a bad day he never let anyone know it. He was helpful to everyone and was the "model SAE pledge" when being a Spring Pledge was the toughest duty of all. He will be missed by his brothers in the bonds."
Tom Christenbury | Memphis, TN |

"I was very saddened to hear of Scott's death. I began my teaching career at Pulaski Academy in 1974-75 and I remember Scott and his classmates well. Because PA was such a small school at that time, we were a close family, and I have always felt a special kinship with the students I taught in my English class those first few years. As others have expressed, I too remember Scott as being upbeat, caring, polite, and friendly to everyone. I know you, as Scott's family, are heartbroken, and I am praying for God to enfold you in His loving arms and give you strength, courage, and peace, as you cherish the memories of a life well lived and remember the love and admiration so many feel for Scott."
Marylee Noble | Little Rocm, AR |

"Mary and Family,
So extremely saddened to learn of Scott's passing. I treasure so dearly the memories of babysitting him in our early years! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God grant you peace, hope and comfort during this difficult time for your family."

Kathy (James) Stevens | Conway, AR |

"I met Scott thru a mutual friend over 30 years ago and instantly liked him. He was always very personable and interested in how I and others were doing whenever we met. My sincere sympathy and prayers to our Lord and Savior go out to his family."
Lance Halbert | Little Rock, AR |

"My sympathies and prayers to Scott's mother, wife and children. "
Gary Jackson | Little rock , AR |

"To his family, Brenda, Scott Jr, and Leslie, I pray God brings you peace and comfort in this time of his passing. Scott is dancing in heaven with no pain now. I will not forget his shuffle down the hallway, his clinking of ice in his cup, and even his blender when he would make smoothies at work. This was the sweetest man you would ever know and I was glad to call him my co-worker, my friend, and my family as I worked closely with him in our research department. Scott Cooper, I will miss you buddy."
Penny Spangler | Ward, AR |

"Prayers to the Cooper Family. I am so sorry to hear of Scott's passing. May you find comfort in your family, friends and God's words during this very difficult time. Love to you all!!! "
Laurie Gurley | Maumelle, AR |

"My prayers and sympathies to Brenda, Mary, Scott Jr & Leslie. I will miss my friend and co-worker, Scottie as I called him for 14 yrs. We would always catch each other in the breakroom around the same time, his response would always be "What you say Jackie. He was always humorous and helpful to everyone. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace. "
Jackie Thomas | Conway, AR |

"Please accept my condolences."
Steve Massanelli | Dallas, TX |

"Brenda, Harold and I were so sorry to read about Scott's passing. Our thoughts are with you, Leslie and Scott Jr."
Harold, June and Emily Thomas | Little Rock, AR |

"I am incredibly sorry for your loss. Let me extend my sincere sympathy."
Doug Tharp | Salt Lake City, UT |

"Scott was not only my brother-in-law but was a good friend. He had lots of friends. I will miss him terribly and his wonderful grilled foods. I love Brenda, Leslie, Scott, and Mary. I hope you find comfort in knowing that what little time we had him in our family, it was wonderful. I love you all.

Charlotte Turchi | Bartlett, TN |

"I had the pleasure of working with Scott the past 3-4 years as one of his hotel vendors. We had great conversations that were not work related and became a good team and friends. He is a good man and will be greatly missed."
Scott Bermes | Greensboro, NC |

"I have not seen Scott since Fayetteville, but he was the nicest, kindest and funniest guy!! I was an SAE little sister and I always enjoyed being around him!! Heaven has a new angel!!!"
Genny Wrape Harrison | Natchez, MS |

"Brenda & Aunt Mary,
I'm in shock! I just by accident came across Scott's obituary today (01/14/14). I didn't even know that he was sick. The last time I saw you and Scott was when LR Catholic played PBHS here in football several years ago. Since it had been so long I was wanting to give him a call to see how things were going. I'm so sorry to hear of this!

Please give me a call. I'm in the Pine Bluff phonebook.

Your Cuz,


Carlton A. Taylor | Pine Bluff, AR |

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