Charlie Freeman Coop, 79 of Heber Springs, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2022. He was born October 22, 1942, in Nashville Tennessee to William and Sarah Coop.
Charlie was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Heber Springs where he served as a Deacon for many years. He retired with the rank of Sergeant from Shelby County Sherrif's Department in Memphis, Tennessee where he was a school resource officer at Collerville High School, Collerville, Tennessee. He was an accomplished artist who had a passion for crafting beautiful things. Also, he loved being outdoors, fishing and taking care of his flowers and his yard. Charlie loved nature and all of God's creation. He had a healing hand of nurturing hawks and falcons back to their healthy habitat, His greatest accomplishments to be treasured in his life were his dedication as a loving husband, father, grandfather and a kind-hearted man.
Survivors include his wife Linda Coop, of the home, two sons; Phillip Harper of Little Rock, Arkansas, Kirby Harper of Heber Springs, Arkansas, a daughter, Stacy Coop of Memphis, Tennessee, two grandchildren; Phillip Ryan Harper, Jessica Nichole Reed, two great-granddaughters, numerous other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jim Coop, and a sister, Pat Swain.
Charlie was a Christian, Deacon at Grace Baptist Church and a conservitive. He contributed to numerous Native American Schools around and charities. He was a member of Shelby Teachers Association. He ws a street rod enthusist, gospel music and a lover of music he grew up with in his area. He was an artist in wildlife and nature. He was retired from the Shelby County Sheriff Department. He trained in the traffic investigation and was in the fugitive squad and traveled to pick up prisionors and return them to Tennessee.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 in the first United Methodist Church in Heber Springs at 12:00 Noon
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heber Springs Humane Shelter, 49 Shelter Lane, Heber Splrings, AR 72543
Arrangements by Family Funeral Service of Heber Springs.
Family Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements.