Donald Wayne “Donnie” Cooper Jr., 50, of Columbus died at 11:39 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Donnie was born June 24, 1966, in Shelbyville. He was a former employee of T.A. Kaiser Heating and Air Conditioning.

He is survived by parents, Donald and Carol Cooper of Columbus; brother, Anthony Joseph (Kathy) McClean of Waynesville; sister, Gina Marie Hoover of Greenwood; girlfriend, Christina Clark; nephew, Anthony Joseph McClean Jr.; nieces, Ava Marie Hoover and Gabriella Sophia Hoover; uncle, Harold Cooper of Shelbyville; aunt, Rose Allen of Shelbyville; and dog, Max.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Henry and Verna Cooper.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at a later date. Inurnment will be private. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street is handling arrangements.