Judge Claud Bradford Cooper
Judge Cooper died Monday evening in a Dallas hospital. He was born the son of George F. and Florence Rice Cooper on May 30, 1895, in Lone Oak. On Oct. 17, 1916 he married Dessie Vice in Lone Oak. After attending Austin College in Sherman, Judge Cooper received his Bachelor of Law degree at Cumberland University. After admission to the bar in 1915, he with associated with the laste Harry L. Carpenter law firm in Greenville. He was a captain in The United States Calvary during World War I. In 1923 Judge Cooper was appointed legal advisor the Internal Revenue Service in Dallas. He also served as legal advisor in the Prohibition Bureau and was an investigator with the Treasury Department enforcement agencies. He held all enforcement positions in that unit including Deputy Commissioner in Washington D.C. and in charge of units throughout the United States prior to his retirement in 1954.
After retirement Judge Coooper served as municipal judge of Greenville for 10 years. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and the Lone Oak Masonic Lodge.Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dessie Cooper of Garland; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph A. Lane of Garland and Mrs. B---- Wilchek of Berea, Ohio; one brother, Sam Cooper of Dallas; two grandchildren, Mrs. Jerry Head of Dallas, and Mrs. Thomas Nosek of Winston-Salem, N.C. and great-grandson.
Pallbearers will be Preston Fuggit, Oral James Lynch, Fred Trumble, M.V. Corley, Paul Mathews and Keith Bearden.
Wednesday, January 30, 1974 Greenville Herald Banner, pg A:2
Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay