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Michael "Mike" Wayne Cooper


Michael Wayne Cooper, 65 of Forgan, Oklahoma passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

Mike was born December 25, 1953 in Artesia, New Mexico to Bill Cooper and Wanda Maxwell Cooper.  He was a resident of Beaver County most of his life.   He went to school all 12 years at Forgan and graduated with the class of 1972. 

Mike married the love of his life Judy O’Neal on May 4, 1995 in Cheyenne, Oklahoma.

Mike was a highly skilled welder and an outstanding speed reader.  He loved to show people his martial arts skills in nunchakus and knife throwing. He made several videos with his nunchakus that are on the internet.

Mike enlisted with the Navy and received an Honorable Discharge.

The legacy of Mike’s big heart, great sense of humor are loved by those who met him and will live on in his family and friends.  Mike never met a stranger and would give anyone the shirt off his back it they needed it.   He was a simple man, not needing material items to live in this world.

He is preceded in death by his father, Bill Cooper and mother, Wanda Cooper.

Mike is survived by his wife, brother and two sisters.  Judy Cooper of Forgan; Terry and Sandy Cooper of Forgan; Cheryl and Ronnie Steers of Turpin and Teryl and Brent Leisher of Forgan.  Also survived by step children, Michael Jo and Barbara Sanders, Lamar Colorado; Joe, Kelly, Kasey and Charley.

Mike, also leaves 5 grandkids, 8 great grandkids, 3 nephews, 3 nieces, 4 great nephews and 7 great nieces.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Forgan School Library so they may purchase books for all ages.




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My thoughts and love go out to each of you.  I have some fun memories of Mike especially when we lived in Forgan,   He was over at the mobile home there often.  We were attending Faith ComunityChapel Church in Beaver at the time. He helped us design the sign with the Church Logoonn it... he Made it painted it and hung it for us.  Was a beautiful sign,, then. Over the years it got worn and needed redone, someone went out there and tried, but unfortunately they didnt know the original Artist, and it lost Mikes touch.

Had many What are they called Num Chucks ?  Lessons and demonstrations. And when I was working at the BCSW he would stop in regularly to visit.  

But my most precious memory was when visiting with Karen Swan and I out in the yard.. He ask us to Pray with him to ask Jesus to be His Lord and Savior, we did he accepted Jesus and prayed and received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit... That was probably in 1981.  So I have had no doubt during his illness that he was heading to the arms of our Lord.  He may have renewed that vow over the years, but that was a no dry eye experience for the three of us that day.  He is out of pain and rejoicing now.  Just had to share our experience with you!

It has been a long hard journey to go through for the family I have no doubt, but ask the Lord to lay his hands of love on each of you, giving you peace and strength.  Is my prayer in Jesus Name Amen  love you, Pat sandusky

Pat Sandusky Feb 27 2019 12:00 AM