Archie R. Cooper, Jr.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Archie R. Cooper, Jr. was born June 10, 1947, in Turrell to Archie R. and Aubra Burns Cooper. Archie was a 1963 graduate of Richard B. Harrison High School where he played drums in the marching band. Following graduating, Archie attended Philander Smith College in Little Rock and served his country in the United States Army. During the 1960s and 1970s Archie was very active in the Civil Rights Movement, participating in many marches and protest demonstrations. He was a founding member of Black United Youth. Archie was for the Baptist faith.

Archie was preceded in death by his parents. On Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, Archie entered into eternal rest at the Arkansas State Veterans Home in North Little Rock at the age of 74.

He leaves to cherish the memories his sisters, Joyce Cooper-Hunter of Blytheville, Zanetta Faye Williams of Killeen, Texas, and Princess (Bobby) Hall of Manassas, Vir.; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, beginning at 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Funeral services will follow at 12 noon Saturday, Sept. 18, at First Missionary Baptist Church, 600 East McHaney Street, Blytheville, where Reverend Odale Jones is the pastor and will deliver the eulogy. Interment will take place Monday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. in the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in Birdeye.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mhfuneralhomeinc. or visit us on Facebook at McDonald-Horne Funeral Home.

We are requesting that the practices of social distancing and wearing face masks are observed during the visitation and funeral service.

McDonald-Horne Funeral Home is in charge of all services and arrangements.