Sonny Lee Cooper

February 16, 1943 ‒ January 22, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Sonny Lee Cooper, age 75 of Marion, passed away at his home on Tuesday January 22, 2019.

Sonny was born on February 16, 1943 in Marion, the son of Charles C. and Wilma Cooper.

Sonny worked as a security guard and also for Armco Steel. He loved spending time outdoors and riding his motorcycle was a favorite pastime.

On March 14, 1964, Sonny was united in marriage to Rose A. Turner. The couple shared 50 years of marriage until she preceded him in death on April 12, 2014.

Sonny is survived by his sons: Gary (Melissa) Cooper and Scott (Traci Clayton) Cooper; grandchildren: Payton, Mykilee, Mystery and Andrea and great-grandchildren: Zoey and Cobra; brother Louis Rinehart and sister Joan Strayer.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Rose A. Turner.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Cooper family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

  • Sending our deepest condolences to the Cooper family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, sending a big hug to Gary and Melissa.

  • Sonny was a great guy we used to hang out alot in his garage years ago never forget his motorcycle 6 pack and how wild sonny could get on it rest in peace old friend

  • Sorry to hear about Sonny..he was a great guy..always running with my brother Rick back in the day..I would always pass Sonny on Silver St in one of his many rides…coming from or going to the garage by the tracks were they all hung out..RIP sure will be missed…

  • Dad we will never forget you! We love and miss you. You were a great father and grandfather . Prayers for our family.

  • I am going to miss his company and sense of humor. He was a great father in law and an even greater granddad. May you always feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. Ride on Sonny.
    Love you Always, Missy

    • Yep gonna miss you Dad. I sure remember that 6 pack 3 wheeler. Had a lot of fun with Dad on the back of his motorcycles. Thank you all for the kind words, but don’t send flowers, Dad would sure not want that. Do something nice for someone instead.

  • Uncle Sonny I am going to miss you greatly.I have a lot of memories with you .Riding on your bikes you always made me feel safe even when you were poppin wheelies .Now you are home and can be riding your bikes again .I will miss ya uncle love ya
    give aunt rosie a hug from me

  • Sorry for your loss Sonny you will be missed by many R i P friend fly high God be with you all.

  • It’s not goodbye sonny it’s we’re see one another again someday tell rose hello and I’ll see you both again someday ride them clouds like only you can sonny later man you was and are one of a kind last of the old school men heaven gained one helluva great man hope them angels watch out