Rest in heaven Marine. Yours is a beautiful soul . . .and you shall live on because you touched and live in the hearts of many of your brothers from 2/3---2nd Bn 3rd Marines 3rd Marine Division. Now take your well deserved rest dear friend. I will miss you brother. Semper Fidelis
I had the privilege and honor to serve with Billy in Vietnam. Billy is respected and loved by his brothers You could always count on Billy to lift the spirit of those around him not matter the circumstance. He we'll be remembered and spoken of fondly as long as there is one of us still breathing. You can't think of Billy without a smile coming to your face. Know that is fellow Marines share your loss. You are in our prayers. If there is anything we can do for you, do not hesitate. Semper Fidelis
I'm Billy's cousin. Our dad's were brothers. Billy's family lived a block or so behind our grandpa and granny's house in Brady. When we'd visit grandpa and granny it was non stop eating granny's cooking and my brothers and I playing with Billy and his sisters. When I saw Billy (not often enough) we always wished we knew someone who could bake an apple pie covered with sugar like granny (or had a metal cabinet full of fig newtons for grandkids). I miss him and those days. Mike
So sorry for your loss of Billy , what an awesome man and friend of everyone!
His love for motorcycle’s and people was so evident to us all.
You made us all laugh. You will be greatly missed.
I loved you from the time I met you. It was my pleasure to be in yours and Anita’s wedding.
You didn’t even get mad at me when I ran my car through your garage door. When I apologized for crashing into your door you just said that was my garage door now. Lol! I love you to the moon and back!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
It never mattered how many miles he rode to the point of gathering , whether across Texas or up to Colorado, Coop always arrived with a smile and had something to say that made everyone laugh. I’ll miss you Coop. RIP buddy.
I have known Billy Cooper for more than half of my 63 years. When I started with the Postal Service several decades ago, I was assigned Singer station schemes which meant that I worked with other clerks who had the same ZIP Codes. Billy had the same assigned schemes as I. Working the night shift, you met many colorful individuals - but none were as colorful (I’m talking a Rainbow here!) as Mr. Billy Cooper. At first I didn’t know how to digest Billy’s rather bizarre sense of humor. It took a while, but once I got used to Billy, we became fast friends. I would have to say that Billy was and is the funniest human being I have ever had the pleasure to have known. Not only was Billy hilarious, but he had a Heart as big as his treasure trove of jokes. I know this because he married sweet Anita Scott and she would only open her bountiful heart to someone with an equally kind soul. I loved Billy. He was more than a co-worker, for he shared more than his jokes with me, he shared the very best of himself and I shall always cherish the innumerable gifts that he left me with.
Even though I only met him once, Coop was a dear friend. We were motorcycle buddies and chatted online for many years before we met in person in Taos, NM in 2008. He was one of those people who became an instant friend. Talk with him for 5 minutes and it was like you were friends for life. Coop was larger than life, had a great sense of humor and brought out the best in others. He will be sorely missed. RIP my friend.
Served with Billy in Vietnam, one of the heroes of Foxtrot Ridge. Billy was always upbeat and great to be around, always brought a smile to my face whenever I think of him. He was well liked and respected, his passing leaves a hole in our hearts for the other survivors of the Ridge. Semper Fi Marine
When I think of Billy, I smile. I servered with him in Vietnam and never witnessed him ever being "down" no matter the circumstance. Billy was respected by his brothers and his passing will leave a void in our lives. It was my honor and privilege to have had him in my life and to call him friend.
You were one of the best of us. always smiling and laughing even in the darkest of times. Your humor kept as all sane during our year of insanity. You will always be with us in spirit and memory. Rest well Marine your early patrol is done.
We know you are now on Fire Watch in Heaven and guarding the gates until we serve together again.
Semper Fidelis Friend
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
I work with Billy & his wife at the Main Post Office on Tour 1 he was a great person once u got to know Billy. He knew a lot of people as like I did. He did his job where ever they wanted him to be & he was good at it. I remember he had a White Full Size Ford Bronco I wish I had brought it from him. R.I.P. Billy Cooper
I will always miss your sense of humor Billy. Rest in peace soldier.
Always the light of the gathering, the consummate jokester and story teller. Always happy-go-lucky and fun to be around. Will miss him and pray Anita has peace and happy remembrance of their life together.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.