Funeral services for James W. Cooper, 95, of Lawrence, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July15, 2019 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. He passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at his Lawrence home, two days shy of his 96th birthday.
Jim was born July 11, 1923 in Kansas City, KS, the son of Claude and Mary (Gray) Cooper. He was the fourth of five boys. The early death of his mother resulted in Jim coming to live with his aunt, Maud Smith, in Lawrence. He attended Oread High School and KU. During high school and college, Jim worked at the local theaters, first as an usher and later as a projectionist...Read More