Harry Bernard Cooper, 64, departed this life on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter. Born November 30, 1954, in Sumter County, he was the son of the late Fortune Cooper, Jr. and Frances O. Cooper. He attended school in the Sumter area school system. He later learned auto mechanics and auto paint and body repair. He worked at Jones Chevrolet, Sumter, for many years as an auto body repair technician. He became renown in the Sumter Area for his outstanding auto paint and body repair skills. He leaves to mourn his memories: his mother, Frances Cooper; one son, Darnell Clarkson; four siblings, Wanda Jean (Robert) Ricks, Wendy (Marion) Mitchell and Dariell (Betty) Cooper, all of Sumter, Gretta (Byron) Parker of Atlanta; his companion, Lucille “Sister” Woodberry; four children he raised as though they were his own; a host of aunts, uncles, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and acquaintances. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home, 912 Jensen Street, Sumter. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2 P. M., from the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Davie Brown, Pastor of Bethel A. M. E. Church, Sumter, officiating, Eulogist. The funeral procession will leave from the home of his mother at 1:20 p. m., 119 Chandler Street, Sumter. Burial will be in the Goodwill Presbyterian Church (USA) Cemetery, 295 North Brick Church Road, Mayesville.
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