Dr. Tim Ervin Cooper, Jr., 82, of Charlotte, North Carolina, entered in to rest on March 11, 2016, at Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, he was the son of the late Tim Ervin Cooper, Sr. and Virginia McAlpine Cooper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Rees Cooper.
Dr. Cooper was a 1951 graduate of Central High School in Charlotte; a 1955 graduate of Davidson College in Davidson; and a 1959 graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He served his internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA from 1959 to 1960 and received special training at the Stanacole Medical Center in Baton Rouge.
Dr. Cooper was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a Battalion and Brigade Surgeon at Fort Hood, Texas.
He served his Internal Medicine Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He was dedicated to sharing his extensive knowledge with others – serving at the Medical School of Charlotte Memorial Hospital’s Department of Medicine since 1970 and the University of North Carolina.
He was a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and was licensed by the State of Louisiana and North Carolina to practice medicine. He was also a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Cooper was co-founder of Whitesides and Cooper Medical Practice and the founder of Randolph Internal Medicine, retiring in 2007. He was a member of the American Society of Internal Medicine, the North Carolina Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the Mecklenburg County Medical Society, and the American College of Chest Physicians.
He was affiliated with Charlotte Memorial Hospital, Charlotte Presbyterian Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He held a number of offices in a number of philanthropic agencies, notably, Chairman of the Medical Communities Programs for Mecklenburg County, the President of the Heart Association of Mecklenburg County, and the Vice-President of the Mecklenburg County Metrolina Lung Association.
Dr. Cooper is survived by his wife, Jean Godley-Cooper, of the home; a son Tim Ervin Cooper, III and his wife Keiko of Schenectady, NY; a son Rees Cooper and his wife Bonnie of Mooresville, NC; by two step-sons, Gregory Godley of Charlotte and David Godley of Asheville; by a step-daughter, Catherine Matthews and her husband Ty of Waxhaw; by a brother, Alfred McAlpine Cooper of Charlotte; and by his grandchildren, Melissa Cooper, Tomoki Tim Cooper, Haleigh Tarman, Rees Cooper, II, and Ethan and Jonah Matthews.
A service celebrating the life of Dr. Cooper will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 11:00 AM at the Charlotte Chapel of McEwen Funeral Service. The Rev. Earl Bradshaw will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service and the inurnment will follow at Sharon Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank, 500 Spratt St. # B, Charlotte, NC 28206. McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park is honored to be entrusted with the care of Dr. Cooper and his family.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.mcewenfs.com.
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