Michael Ray “Mike” Cooper


Michael Ray “Mike” Cooper, 67, of Santa Fe, passed away May 17, 2014. He was born June 26, 1946 to Ray and Imogene Cooper in Decatur, AL. Mike retired as a chemical operator from Amoco – Chocolate Bayou. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his daughter, Kim Messlein and her husband, Ted; Son, Brandon Cooper and his wife, Danielle; sister, Kathy Livingston; grandson, Teddy Messlein; and his four-legged grandchildren, Rick, Parker, Duke, Zoe, Scooter, and LoLo.

A visitation in his honor will be held Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Crowder Funeral Home, Dickinson, TX. Services and interment will be through Ridout Brown, Decatur, AL.


  1. I was fortunate to work with Mike at chocolate… I don’t believe a kinder soul I ever met!
    Mudd Clay Reeves

    w. clay "mudd" reeves
  2. My Dad was the Absolute Best DAD and Brandon and I are thankful to have been chosen to be his kids. Mike always worked so hard for his family. Teddy had the BEST PAPA that compared to no other. The relationship that we all shared runs so deep that I know my Dad still lives in all of us. We will continue to keep our family close and honor my Dad each and everyday. WE LOVE YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN EXPRESS!!!!!! WE MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kim Messlein
  3. He was a great neighbor and he will surely be missed. Prayers to Brandon and Kim and the rest of his family.

    Mrs. Ronnie Coleman
  4. Mike was a kind, sweet and good man that loved his family! Two vivid memories of Mike, one as I rode with him in his Cutless to the hospital in August 1971 to pick up Judy and baby daughter Kim. He made me feel I was needed to make the journey home to Larkwood happen! Another time was when he drove all the way to Dallas with family and newborn baby son Brandon that weighed 10 lb 4 oz , Mike opens the side door to the van and said, ” you had to see him before he got any bigger!! Always told me to take care of myself! Didn’t see him often, just knew he was always around… Love Shelia and Gracie (Mother)

    Shelia Cotharin

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