Dr. Cortez Alonzo “Corty” Cooper, 80, of Lynchburg, Va. died Tuesday morning, October 25, 2011 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Towson, Md. He was born in Thomasville, GA on October 6, 1931 and was the son of the late Cortez Alonzo Cooper, Sr. and Billie D. Cooper.
He is survived by wife, Patricia Sartelle Cooper; sister, Ann Cooper Schaffer; children, Patty and Dick Cummings, Cortez and Caroline Cooper, Peter and Janet Cooper, Preston and Katrina Cooper; twelve grandchildren; two great grandchildren.; sister-in-law and spouse, Susan and Rev. Calvin Jett; brothers-in-law and spouses, Rev. Preston O. Sartelle, Jr. and Mary Ellen Sartelle, Rev. John and Janet Sartelle.