Frankie DeWayne Cooper, 44, son of Mac Alson and Cathie (Walberg) Cooper, was born June 25, 1976 in Houston, Missouri. He passed away March 28, 2021 at Ozarks Heathcare, West Plains, Missouri.
DeWayne grew up in Cabool, Missouri, and graduated from Cabool High School in 1994. He worked with his granddad and dad for many years as a mechanic. He recently worked at Wal-Mart in Houston in the lawn and garden department.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Ruth Walberg and Mac and Christina Cooper, and a grandson, Kholton Jackson.
DeWayne is survived by his parents, Al and Cathie Cooper of Mountain Grove, Missouri; his daughters, Samantha Jackson and husband Tim of Willow Springs, Missouri, and Angela Taylor of Missouri; three grandchildren, Braidyn, Kalan, and Raven; two sisters, Valerie Cooper of West Plains and Natasha Castleberry and husband Bill of Nixa, Missouri; his life partner, Leigh McCown of Willow Springs; nieces, nephews, and adopted children.
DeWayne loved being outdoors no matter what he was doing, hunting, fishing, floating, or tinkering on a car or a truck as needed or just for fun. He was a very generous person always willing to help anyone out. But his greatest love was his grandkids; he loved spending time with them and maybe spoiling them a little. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the DeWayne Cooper Memorial Fund, c/o Evans Funeral Home.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, April 2, 2021, at 2:00 p.m, at Evans Funeral Home. Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.