Donald Coop Sr., of Indianapolis, IN, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 4th, 2022, in his home he shared with his wife, Sophia Coop, doing what he loved to do: home projects in Indianapolis, IN. Don was born September 3rd, 1950, to Calvin and Flora (Johnson) Coop.
He served in the U.S. Army at the end of the Vietnam War from 1970 to 1972. During that time conceived 3 kids with his first wife Saundra Verhines. He worked many jobs to support his family but was an automotive mechanic for much of his life.
In 1979, he married his second wife Sophia (Wyss) Coop having 3 more kids. He worked at a family-owned business, Boyd's music company, before purchasing Coop's Sports Bar together, which they retired from in 2015.
Don loved old cars, racing, Colts football, WWE wrestling, darts, pool, bowling, collecting die-cast cars, music, watching Christmas movies, and spending time with his family and friends.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Calvin and Flora Coop; his brother, Steve and Roy Coop; his sister, Sheila Gerard; and granddaughter, Ashley Coop.
Don is survived by his wife, Sophia Coop; his son, Donnie (Anita) Coop Jr., his daughters, Gina (Pablo) Coop, Mitsey Coop, Sara Shearer, Amanda Coop, and Kimberly (Aaron) Coop; his grandkids, Brook, Calvin, April, Harley, Savannah, Codey, Ryan, Olivia, Jessilyn, Jazzlyn, Toney, Kamron and Delani; and 5 great grandkids. He is also survived by his sisters, Pamela Anderson, Cindy Coop, and Debbie (Don) Spencer.
There will be a memorial service on August 9th, 2022 at 3:00pm at Indiana Funeral Care, Greenwood Chapel. The visitation will be from 1:00pm to 3:00pm with the memorial service to follow.