Edward Eugene Cooper (Ed/Eddie), age 65, of Calhoun, Georgia passed away peacefully at Advent Hospital early Thursday morning, August 11, 2022, following a three-week battle for his life. Ed was a mighty warrior in life and in death and fought courageously against cancer until the very end. Ed was born January 26, 1957, in Whitfield County to parents Eugene Eaker and Barbara Hamrick Eaker.
Ed was a man of adventure. He loved life and lived it to the fullest traveling across the nation multiple times in his younger years settling in California and Oregon for several years before returning to Georgia. However, Ed enjoyed nothing more than getting out in nature, riding his Harley, and hiking the Appalachian trail with his loving Wife, Family, and Friends, whom he loved very much; most importantly he loved God. Ed always tried to help others and continued to even in death, donating his eyes so that others may see.
Ed was proceeded in death by his father Eugene Eaker, his Adoptive Stepfather, Floyd Isaac Cooper, Stepfather Raymond Dixon, Grandparents, James and Lillian Eaker, and Grady and Naoma Hamrick, Sisters Shelda Cooper Kinnamon, and Monica Eaker Swanson. He leaves behind his wife of 24 years, Barbie Baker Cooper, his Mother Barbara Cooper Dixon, and Sisters Tosha Haynes, Sharon Eaker Fairbanks, Matilda Eaker Weaver, and Sandy Eaker. Brother Steve Eaker, Brother-in-law Cliff Haynes, Terry Kinnamon, Charles Baker, and Danny Weaver. Mother and Father-in-law Bobby and Jean Baker, two Stepchildren Baranda Goodson and Daniel Maddox, Son-in-law TJ Bennett, Grandchildren Aiddyn, Tjacia, and Zaatren Bennett. Along with many beloved Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Great Friends, and Neighbors.
The family would like to express a special thank you to everyone that extended a helping hand, including the Doctors, Nurses, and Staff at Advent Hospital of Gordon County, who provided the best of care to Ed and showed genuine compassion.
A Celebration of Life announcement will be made at a later date.