Cooper, Clyde Alexander Roy
Age 60 of Farmington, passed away on December 17th, 2021. Born in Durban Natal, South Africa on January 8th, 1961. Moved to the United States in 1977.
Anyone who knew Clyde would agree that his magnetic smile lit up any room he entered and Clyde’s engaging personality was just the surface of the phenomenal person he was.
Clyde was a man of strong values and principles who could be counted on to be there for whatever reason you needed his support. Clyde was a loving and supportive father of four incredible young men, ages 21 to 28. He played a highly active role in each of their daily lives, which included being the head coach of his boys’ soccer team as well as coaching from the sidelines in his sons’ other sports of ice hockey, lacrosse, and karate. A career sales executive … from mortgage loans to security software and more, he always excelled at collecting ‘top sales’ awards and it’s been stated by many that, “Clyde can sell ice to Eskimos.” Part of his success came from being a great listener and great friend to all who knew him. He was a member of the “Cool Dad’s Club” known by his sons’ friends as Papa Coop.
Clyde will be deeply missed by his partner of 10 years, Dalelyn Means; four sons, Alexander Cooper, Cole Cooper, Mitchell Cooper, and Grant Cooper; ex-wife and friend, Beth Jensen; siblings, Eldred Cooper, Claudette Cooper, and Adele Hampton; many other relatives and friends! Clyde is preceded by his father, Justin Elrich Cooper and mother, Iris Ruth Cooper.
Funeral at 6:00pm on Monday, December 27th, 2021 at Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 14850 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley, with visitation beginning at 4:30pm.