Allen Wayne Cooper Jr.
Allen Wayne Cooper Jr., 52, of Sweetwater, Tenn., passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 28, 2013, surrounded by family and friends at a Sweetwater hospital. He was born on Feb. 17, 1961, to Allen and Barbara (Bradburn) Cooper. Wayne had lived in Sweetwater for six years with his wife and stepchildren. He was of the Baptist faith, having been saved by God’s grace at Six Mile Baptist Church in Maryville. In addition to his mother and father, Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Sonia; two children, Brandi (Tommy) Penland and Matthew Cooper; two stepchildren, Christian and Devon Loveday; and four grandchildren, Baylee and Emery Penland, and Keller and Raelyn Cooper. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Shari Keller Cooper Akins, and a host of other relatives and friends. The family will have a memorial service on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Sweetwater First Assembly of God, located at 940 Highway 11S, Sweetwater, TN 37874. You are invited to share your personal memories of Wayne or your condolences with his family at his online guest book, located at http://www.companionfunerals.com