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Harold Joe "Rock" Cooper

Harold Joe "Rock" Cooper
  • December 23, 1927 - May 25, 2021
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Our deepest sympathies and sincerest prayers are with you all. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: ART CRNA's - Charleston, SC

“We are so sorry to hear of Rock's passing. We have so many wonderful memories of he and Betty. God's blessings of comfort and peace be to you the...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Pastor David and Angela Nuottila

“Sorry to learn of Rock´s passing. My prayers are with all of his family. I live in the same neighborhood as Rock and will miss seeing him working in...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Tom Stalvey - Family

“John, Paul and Jeff,So very sorry to learn of the loss of your wonderful Dad. I have fond memories of Betty and Rock as leaders at St. Barnabas...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Georgeanna Kicklighter - SC

“Harold was a good friend for 62 years of which35 were at our workplace at Westvaco's North Charleston paper mill. Since retirement we have kept in...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: John Evans - Kingstree, SC

“My condolences to the entire family. Rock was a well loved member of his family and a wonderful man. He and Betty were kind and welcoming people...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Michele Chamberlain - SC

“Condolences and prayers to all the family and friends. We were so saddened to hear of Rock's death and pray that the happy memories will help ease...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Weaver - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Harold was a good friend for 62 years of which 35 were at our workplace at Westvaco's North Charleston paper mill. Since retirement, we have kept in...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: John Evans - Kingstree, SC


On May 25, 2021, Harold Joe "Rock" Cooper, 93, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina entered into eternal rest after a brief illness. His Funeral Service will be held Thursday, June 3, 2021 in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Mt. Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 3:00 pm. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Road. Masks and social distancing will be requested.

Rock was born December 23, 1927 in Charlotte, NC, son of the late John Levi Cooper and Annie Lula Cooper. He was a graduate of Greenville High School and Presbyterian College. During an interim period in college, Rock entered the US Army Air Corp and upon his discharge he returned to PC. After graduation he taught school and coached for a brief period in Walterboro, SC. In 1952 he married his "soul mate" of 65 years Betty J. Scott and went to work at Westvaco where he retired as a mechanical engineer after 38 years. He loved and coached little league baseball for the Mt. Pleasant Recreation Department for 11 years and his hobbies were gardening and woodworking (treasured keepsakes of his children and grandchildren).

In addition to his wife, Rock was predeceased by his brother, John L. "Jack" Cooper. He is survived by his three sons, John L. Cooper (Candace), Paul S. Cooper (Pam), and Jeffrey S. Cooper all of Mt. Pleasant, SC; seven grandchildren, Mark, Amanda, Rhett, Renee, Rachel, Kevin, and Craig; and five great-grandchildren, Zachary, Mackenzie, Cooper, Scottie, and Amelia.

Rock was a longtime member of St Barnabas Lutheran Church and recently began attending All Saints Lutheran Church in Mt. Pleasant.

Memorials may be made to All Saints Lutheran Church, 2107 North Highway 17, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466, www.allsaintsmp.org.