James Thomas Cooper


ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - James Thomas Cooper, 39, of Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, died unexpectedly in his sleep, at his home, on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
Born in Stamford, on May 19, 1980, to Paul and Kay Seeber Cooper of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, James graduated from Schenevus Central High School. He was multi-talented as a cabinet and furniture maker, a certified Navy welder, and excelled at whatever he decided to do.
Winning several trophies at archery shoots, he loved hunting and fishing. James had a huge heart and would do anything to help anyone. He was a Life Scout.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Lexi Kaylyn Cooper of Sidney; a brother, Matthew Cooper; and his fiancée, Ember McKown of Elizabeth City, N.C.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins, including John and Robin Daley Cooper of Okeechobee, Florida, Dennis and Lianne Sprague of Guilford, Tom and Kathy Sprague of Catskill, Dave Sprague of Walton and Mike and Deanna Sprague of Port Huron, Michigan..
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 24, at Twiford Memorial Chapel. There will be a visitation from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, N.C. 27834 or SPCA of Northeastern N.C., 102 Enterprise Drive, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or one's local SPCA.
A memorial service will also be held in Oneonta at a later date.
Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, North Carolina, is serving the Cooper family.
Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.
Published on May 21, 2019
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Kathy Zelker
May 25, 2019
Paul and Kay, haven't seen you guys in years, I am so sad to here of your loss. My prayers and condolences to you and your Family, I have memories of him as a teenager. Hope you can find some peace through this difficult time.
Matt and Carrie Mawhorr
May 24, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Jim was a part of our family too and we are deeply saddened by his passing. He really did have a huge heart and was always there for everyone in need. We always told him that sometimes he just needs to slow down and take time for himself, and that he couldn’t help everyone all the time. He never accepted that fact and continued to help others even when he didn’t really have the time or means to do so. Jim always found a way to help them out. We were blessed to have known him and have him in our family. Rest In Peace Jim, we love you and will miss you.
JoAnne Comino
May 24, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember him growing up such a Great kid 💓
Mary Mulbury
May 22, 2019
My prayers are with you. I always
Enjoyed James and his bright smile. He was a good neighbor and friend.
David Morris
May 22, 2019
So sorry to hear of this and sympathies for your loss. I haven’t seen James in a while, but we had good times together.
PKaye, Darrell and Dana
May 22, 2019
So very sorry for all of you. Wish we could be there to hug and cry with you.
Love, PKaye and Darrell
Ginger Cave
May 22, 2019
My heart goes out to the family. I know he will be missed. Love to Kay, Paul, Lexi and all. I will always remember his smiling face when he would visit his Mom and Dad. He would come into work and always call me his "southern Belle" Made my day. Rest in peace James. I will miss you.
Robin Perino Poor
May 22, 2019
I am truly sorry to hear this, James was a good friend of mine back in highschool. No matter what was going on, James always had a beautiful smile and kind words for me. My heart goes out to his fiance and family. My prayers are with you all and may God rest his soul 🕯️Amen 💖
sarah ( gaston) jahnke
May 22, 2019
so sorry for your Loss!! James was a great person with a big heart, we shared many happy moments in high school
Thoughts and prayers going out to you all!!
Gloria & John Munson
May 22, 2019
So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers going out to your family.
Denise and Omar Spooner
May 22, 2019
Sending our deepest sympathy to you Paul, Kay and Matt in this time of sorrow.
Marilyn and Bob McCracken
May 21, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Ramona Adolfsen, Laurel Wilson and Moria Finch.
May 21, 2019
Hugs and love to you, Kay and Paul. So sad to learn of James' passing. He was a wonderful kid as we remember him. A good neighbor! It has been so many years.