Obituary: Clay 'Mike' Cooper

Clay Michael Cooper (Mike) passed away on May 18, 2014 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Phoenix. He was born September 26, 1958 in Phoenix, AZ.

He is survived by his mother, Diane Lovett and his brother Jeff Cooper. Clay (Mike) started school in a one room school in Parks, AZ, then to Williams then Cottonwood. He graduated from Mingus Union in 1976. He joined the Navy, serving four years in the engine room of a destroyer fleet in the Pacific, the Far East and Asia.

He drove a truck for Swift Transportation for several years, and then was a dispatcher for M & P Transportation. There are no services planned. Please donate to your favorite Verde Valley charity in Clay (Mike's) name if you desire.

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