Michael Wayne Cooper
Michael Wayne Cooper, 57, of Marshall, Illinois passed away 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in the Gibson Family Center For Hospice Care at Terre Haute, Indiana.
Growing up on a farm, he started farming in 1985. In 2003 he was recognized as the Clark County Conservation Farmer of the Year.
Mike was born Oct. 5, 1961 at Terre Haute, Indiana the son of Wayne and Edith Pickens Cooper who both preceded him in death.
Surviving are a sister, Tess Long of Westfield, Indiana; a niece, Christina Eslinger of Fishers, Indiana; two nephews, Jeffrey Long of Indianapolis, and Brian Long of Carmel, Indiana; and a great nephew, Cameron Eslinger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Lonnie Long.
He was a 1979 graduate of Marshall High School and a member of the Clark County Farm Bureau in Illinois. He loved spending time in the Smokey Mountains, tractor pulling, watching football, and learning more about the Civil War. Mike was also a supporter of Clark County 4-H.
Private family graveside services will be held at the South Vigo "Black" Cemetery with Pastor Joe Irwin officiating. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Clark County 4-H Foundation. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com
Published on September 20, 2019


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4 posts

Bruce and Cindy Lidy
Sep 24, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your brother. We had a lot of fun with Mike over the years we Tractor pulled with him. Bruce also spent time with him while he rebuilt his tractor. So many things happened and he never got to pull the tractor after the rebuild. He will be missed. Such a fun person to be around. Sincerely. Bruce and Cindy
Jonnie Ramsey
Sep 22, 2019
I remember Mike very well always very polite funny just a nice guy. Easy to talk to laugh and hang out with. I first met Mike back in the late 70s. Always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. You will
be missed my friend. Rest In Peace Mike✝️
Darrell and Lynetta Horsley
Sep 20, 2019
So sorry to hear about Mike. He always stopped if you were walking along the road. Sometimes to see if you needed anything and sometimes just to say Hey! to a neighbor. He will be missed. Deepest Sympathy to his family.
Nancy Haddix
Sep 20, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. We knew him for a long time! He was a gtreat guy and a very good farmer. Condolences to Tess & family.. Nancy Haddix & Rich Wilson