Andrew Jackson Cooper, III

December 11, 1931 – December 30, 2021

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Obituary For Andrew Jackson Cooper, III

Andrew Jackson Cooper, III, Ph.d
Dr. Andrew Jackson Cooper, III (Jack), 90, peacefully passed away on December 30, 2021. He was born in Atlanta on December 11, 1931, to Viola and Andrew J. Cooper, II. He was preceded in death by his wife Carol P. Cooper, his parents, and his brother, Jimmy Cooper.
Dr. Cooper was educated at Georgia Military Academy, graduating Suma Cum Lade in 1949. He continued his education at Georgia Tech, completing his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management in 1953, and earned his Master of Science in Industrial Management in 1954. He then continued at Princeton receiving his Master of Arts in 1959 and his Doctor of Philosophy in the study of Economics in 1961. His career at Georgia Tech spanned over 40 years in the School of Management as an Instructor, Associate Professor, and Associate Dean of Finance. During those 40 years at Tech he taught and greatly influenced the lives of literally thousands of students. He especially loved teaching Investments to his students and was very good at it.
The one thing that brought Jack and Carol so much joy in their lives were all their animals, which included many dogs, cats, and two raccoons named Sugar and Spice. There was never a time they didn’t have a pet in their life!
Dr. Cooper has been under the care of Derene Fraser and Alexandra Stephens over the last nine years. Derene and Alex have always been by his side and they both were truly a blessing to him and his family every day….We could not have managed without them.
Dr. Cooper will be cremated, and his remains will be spread as requested. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral home and Crematory of Douglasville Is serving the Cooper family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity.

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  • 01/02/2022

    Jack Cooper was my cousin, on my Mother’s side. We did not get together much as a family, mostly because my sister and I were in other places, living our busy lives. My mother, Jackie Barr, spent more time visiting the Coopers, and I remember us all getting together in their house on Amsterdam a few times. We got to meet Sugar and Spice, and Carol had written a book about them, which she gave to us. My sister, Katherine, and I went to visit Jack in much later in life – his health was going down, but I noticed he had that same old acerbic wit and keen sense of humor, which I absolutely enjoyed. (It seems to be a family trait!). We were able to catch up with eachother’s lives, and I regret we did not reach out to him sooner. Such an intelligent, lively person. The picture says it all. I’m so glad we had some time with him near the end, no matter how short – it meant a lot to us. Love, Jorma Barr Loss.

  • 01/01/2022

    Dr. Andrew Jackson Cooper, III, better known to me as “Cooper” came into my life in 1980. He was my boss, co-worker, mentor, friend and adopted dad. In 2011, I begin to assist with lifecare for Cooper and Carol (his late-wife) due to their declining health. It was an honor and privilege to be able to support them over the last 10 years. I also had the assistance of many great caregivers over the years. Derene Fraser and Alexandra Stephens have been with me over the last 8-9 nine years, other caregivers included Doug Thrasher, Jon Womack, Queen Campbell, Jessica Edwards, Milika Nesbitt, Amanda Smallwood, and Meka Oriental. They were all a blessing to Cooper and myself…I could not have done this without them. Cooper passed on December 30, 2021, he will be missed…He holds a special place in my heart…I KNOW GOD brings special people into your life for a REASON…

  • 01/01/2022

    Dr. Andrew Jackson Cooper, III, better known to me as “Cooper” came into my life in 1980. He was my boss, co-worker, mentor, friend and adopted dad. In 2011, I begin to assist with lifecare for Cooper and Carol (his late-wife) due to their declining health. It was an honor and privilege to be able to support them over the last 10 years. I also had the assistance of many great caregivers over the years. Derene Fraser and Alexandra Stephens have been with me over the last 8-9 nine years, other caregivers included Doug Thrasher, Jon Womack, Queen Campbell, Jessica Edwards, Milika Nesbitt, Amanda Smallwood, and Meka Oriental. They were all a blessing to Cooper and myself…I could not have done this without them. Cooper passed on December 30, 2021, he will be missed…He holds a special place in my heart…I KNOW GOD brings special people into your life for a REASON…

  • 01/01/2022

    Dr. Andrew Jackson Cooper, III, better known to me as “Cooper” came into my life in 1980. He was my boss, co-worker, mentor, friend and adopted dad. In 2011, I begin to assist with lifecare for Cooper and Carol (his late-wife) due to their declining health. It was an honor and privilege to be able to support them over the last 10 years. I also had the assistance of many great caregivers over the years. Derene Fraser and Alexandra Stephens have been with me over the last 8-9 nine years, other caregivers included Doug Thrasher, Jon Womack, Queen Campbell, Jessica Edwards, Milika Nesbitt, Amanda Smallwood, and Meka Oriental. They were all a blessing to Cooper and myself…I could not have done this without them. Cooper passed on December 30, 2021, he will be missed…He holds a special place in my heart…I KNOW GOD brings special people into your life for a REASON…

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