Willard Cooper, 94, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. He was surrounded by his family who loved him dearly. He was a lifelong committed Christian member of the First Baptist Church of Cohutta, Ga. He served his Lord and his church in any way he was called upon. He was loved by his church and community. He was a combat veteran of World War II serving with distinction throughout France and Germany. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty five years, Dorothy Cooper; and son, Raymond Cooper. He is survived by daughters, Kathie Cooper Whitmire (Van), of Apison, Tenn., and Patricia Cooper Little (Mike), of Cohutta; two sons, Kenneth Cooper (Retha) and Grady Cooper (Jan), all of Ringgold, Ga.; six grandchildren, Lacey Schofield, Wendy Woody, Jennifer Reese, Lindsey Watkins, April Hudson, Robin Croninger; twelve great grandchildren, and one sister, Catherine Maddox of Dalton. He is also survived by a host of friends from Cohutta that loved him. The funeral service to honor the life of Willard Cooper will be held Monday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home with Rev. John Bagley and Rev. Grady Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 2-8 p.m. You may leave the family a message on the tribute wall, upload photos or light a memorial candle at www.julianpeeples.com Funeral arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove Chapel, Dalton. For more information, call 706-259-7455.