Cover photo for Philip Lorring Cooper's Obituary
Philip Lorring Cooper Profile Photo
In Memory Of
Philip Lorring Cooper
1942 2024

Philip Lorring Cooper

April 13, 1942 — March 5, 2024

Phillip Lorring Cooper, 81, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.
He was born on April 13, 1942, in Edmonson County, Kentucky, to the late Jessie and Cynthia (Johnson) Cooper. Phil was a beloved music educator with JCPS for 26 years, leaving a lasting impact on generations of students. His passion for music and dedication to teaching enriched the lives of many.
Beyond his career in education, Phil was a multifaceted individual with diverse talents and interests. He was a French Trained Chef, honing his culinary skills at Maxime's in Paris, and delighting friends and family with his delicious creations. Additionally, Phil was an avid gardener, finding solace and joy in nurturing plants and cultivating beauty around him.
Phillip was preceded in death by his cherished wife, Cheryl K. Cooper, his parents, Jessie and Cynthia Cooper, four brothers - Oryce, Royce, Merrell, and Ermine Cooper - and two sisters, Zell Hunt and Bobbi Atwell. He now joins them in eternal peace, leaving behind a legacy of love and memories.
He is survived by his loving sons, Chris Cooper and Courtney Cooper, who will carry on his spirit with pride. Phillip also leaves behind his adoring granddaughters, Katie, Lizzie, and Amelia, whom he cherished dearly.
A service to honor and celebrate Phil's life will be held at a St. John Lutheran church, 901 Breckenridge Ln on April 13th, at 11:30 am. A cemetery service will be held at a later date in Cave City, Ky.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that contributions in Phillip's memory be made to Cancer Research, a cause close to his heart.
To share a memory of Phillip or leave a special message for his family, please visit the Share Memories button above.
May Phillip Lorring Cooper's soul rest in peace, and may his memory continue to inspire and bring comfort to those who knew and loved him.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Philip Lorring Cooper, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, April 13, 2024

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)



Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 8

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree