MR. LANNY COOPER – Age 65, of Dalton, Georgia was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Erlanger Health System. He was employed with Windstream Telecommunications for over forty-five years. He served his membership under the Baptist Faith and attended Worship Center at Westside. Lanny was the owner of Julian’s Car Care, coached for local football and basketball teams in the Dalton area, was a member of The Concerned Citizens, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julian “Buddy” Cooper and Ollie Mae Kenion Cooper, and sister, Gail Turman. He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Eunice Curtis Cooper; daughter, Laura LaNice Cooper; grandchildren, Chai Monae Cooper, Kass Olajuwon Betton; sister, Catherine (Phillip) McPherson; brothers, Bernard (Cheryl) Betton, Renard (Cynthia) Cooper, Terrance Cooper, Derrick (Talitha) Cooper; aunt, Catherine Blackwell; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Funeral Service will be held Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:00 P. M. at the Willis Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Martin Quinonez officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 5:00 until 7:00 P. M. Please share your thoughts and memories of Mr. Lanny Cooper at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations be made to The Concern Citizens, P. O. Box 6583, Dalton, Georgia 30702, The Compassion House, 1323 W. Walnut Ave. Suite 2, Box 299, Dalton, Georgia 30720, or the Worship Center at Westside, 538 LaFayette Rd., Rocky Face, Georgia 30740.
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