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Wayne Cooper

March 30, 1960 — October 8, 2022

Ollie “Wayne” Cooper, 62 years old, lifelong resident of Gentry, Arkansas, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, October 8th, 2022.


Wayne was born to Faye Sheppard on March 30, 1960 in Meridian, Mississippi. In his life, he was a skilled mechanic who had an appreciation for classic cars, and even designed and built his own car from the ground up. He also loved classic Rock music, and being with his family.


Surviving family members include his Mother, Faye Sheppard and step-father Roger of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; one Brother, Jimmy Short and wife Sharon of Clarkston, Washington; one Sister, Iris O’Leary and Husband Dwayne of Jay, Oklahoma; one Step-Brother, Roy Dale; two Step-Sisters, Sonda McKirch and Salena Bowers; two Nieces, Amber Howard and husband Brandon of Gentry, Arkansas and Nikki McMullen of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; two Step-Nephews, Eddie Bowers and Joseph Bowers; two Step-Nieces, Alyssa Bowers and Sophia Huffman; and many more loved ones.


He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry and Myrle Lucas.


The visitation will be held, 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

To respect Wayne’s wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes will be buried at Fairmout Cemetery at a later date.


The arrangements are entrusted to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

2:00 - 6:00pm (Central time)

Backstrom - Pyeatte Chapel SS

1401 E Main St, Siloam Springs, AR 72761

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