Gary Clay Cooper, Sr., 86, of Asheboro, passed away on March 31, 2022 at the Randolph Hospice House. He was born on April 8, 1935 in Randolph County to Henry and Bertha Cooper. Mr. Cooper was retired from Burlington Industries after 50 years of service and was a member of Sunset Avenue Church of God. Mr. Cooper loved fishing, traveling and doing mission work. Mr. Cooper is survived by his wife Dorothy Marion Cooper; daughter, Cindy Bailey of Asheboro; sons, Clay Cooper, Jr. of Sophia, Kevin Cooper of Asheboro; 6 granddaughters; 1 grandson; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Jeanette McRae; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Sunday, April 3, 2022 form 4-6:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Sunset Avenue Church of God, 900 Sunset Ave., Asheboro with Rev. Boyd Byerly and Rev. Brad Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery.
The family request memorials be made to Sunset Avenue Church of God, 900 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC 27203 or Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Dr., Asheboro, NC 27203.