John Lyle Cooper Jr. died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at Integris Baptist Regional Hospital in Miami. He was 48.

Mr. Cooper was born Feb. 12, 1961, in Ditton, Kan., to John Cooper Sr. and Janet (Brandon) Cooper.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Cooper, of the home; one son, John Brandon Cooper of Fairland; twin daughters, Jonna Gale Smith of Fairland and Ashley Renee Cooper of Commerce; one sister, Kathy Rudisell of Bentonville, Ark., and three grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at