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Updated: 04/23/2014 08:00:01AM

R. Terry Cooper

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R. Terry Cooper, age 63, of Venice, Fla., died Monday, April 14, 2014.

He was born in Englewood, N.J., March 20, 1951, and moved to the Venice area 14 years ago. Terry was a proud member of United Auto Workers of America, retiring in 2000 after 30 years with General Motors. He loved to play golf and was a member and former board member of the Venice East Golf Association. Terry enjoyed all physical fitness activities.

He is survived by his loving spouse, Christine Ewing Cooper, of Venice, Fla.; mother, Hilja Jokela Cooper, of Holly Hill, Fla.; brothers, Tunis and his wife, Karen, of Brackney, Pa., Henry, of Ormond Beach, Fla., and John, of Holly Hill, Fla; brother-in-law, Jeff Ewing, and wife, Jackie, of Orlando, Fla.; nephew, Calvert Ewing of Orlando, Fla.; nieces, Ciara Ewing of Orlando, Fla., Jennifer Cooper and husband, Christopher Butler, of Seattle, Wash., and Lori Cooper Zboray and husband, Patrick, of Philadelphia, Pa; and caring friends Joe and Sharon Williams of Venice, Fla.

Terry was a wonderful and devoted husband and friend. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

Services: A Memorial Service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church Friday, April 25, at 11 a.m. To share a memory of Terry, visit:

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota FL 34238; or Christ United Methodist Church, 1475 Center Road, Venice FL 34292.