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Wednesday October 12th, 2022
2:00pm - 6:00pm

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Wayne Cooper

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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A candle was lit in memory of Ollie Cooper

Tonja Cullipher Oct 12 2022 11:34 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ollie Cooper

Christine Scott Oct 12 2022 11:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ollie Cooper

Debra Mackey Oct 12 2022 2:17 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ollie Cooper

Lynne Glass Oct 11 2022 11:14 PM

My eyes are leaking, WAYNE Was the most easygoing person I've ever met. He had a calmness about him, which I admired. He was a good friend and I MISS HIM! You know, I'll never have a friend like him. See you on the otherside BUDDY! tears will dry. Love you! BRENT HANNOLD

brent hannold Oct 11 2022 10:47 AM

We had a lot of good times Wayne, We love you, rest in peace brother.

Steve an Missy Dalton Oct 10 2022 7:40 PM