Aaron Kyle Cooper
Alice Coltrane

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#1 Jul 10, 2006
Last week the body of Aaron Kyle Cooper, a studemt at Liberty Unilversity in Lynchburg, VA was found in the James River. Aaron had been tubing with a friend a few days before and drowned.

I searched and searched for ANY bit if infromation so I could send condolences to his family. There was a lot of local news in Lynchburg when he went missing and about the search for him. The last story was that his body had been found.

No death notice. No obituaries in the local papers here. Nothing in the news in Coventry RI where he was fom.

Can someone point me to a story, a death notice, a funeral home somewhere, that might be able to fill in the missing info?

I was greatly surprised that the sudden death of a 21 year old did not warrant a little more coverage.

Thanks.
Terry

Roanoke, VA

#2 Jul 13, 2006
I graduated LU a couple years ago. I live out of the area now but heard about Aaron's tragic death. It seems totally weird that there was zero info about where the funeral was, when there was any visitation at a funeral home or anything. Why the big hush-hush? You would think it was big news and a million people would want to reach out.

I scoured the papers and even some funeral home websites and there was NOTHING about Aaron Kyle Cooper. So what happened? Anyone know where he was buried? Was there a funeral? Who spoke? Was there a story ANYWHERE?
Friend of the Family

Forest, VA

#3 Aug 31, 2006
An obiturary ran in the Lynchburg New and Advance on Wednesday, July 12th.
Alice Coltrane wrote:
Last week the body of Aaron Kyle Cooper, a studemt at Liberty Unilversity in Lynchburg, VA was found in the James River. Aaron had been tubing with a friend a few days before and drowned.
I searched and searched for ANY bit if infromation so I could send condolences to his family. There was a lot of local news in Lynchburg when he went missing and about the search for him. The last story was that his body had been found.
No death notice. No obituaries in the local papers here. Nothing in the news in Coventry RI where he was fom.
Can someone point me to a story, a death notice, a funeral home somewhere, that might be able to fill in the missing info?
I was greatly surprised that the sudden death of a 21 year old did not warrant a little more coverage.
Thanks.
Friend of the Family

Forest, VA

#4 Aug 31, 2006
Aaron K. Cooper
Born in Warwick, RI on Dec. 6, 1984
Departed on Jul. 4, 2006 and resided in Coventry, RI.

Visitation: Wednesday Jul. 12, 2006
Funeral Service: Thursday Jul. 13, 2006
Cemetery: Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery

"When a stone is dropped into a lake, it quickly disappears from sight, but its impact leaves behind a series of ripples that broaden and reach across the water. In the same way, the impact of one life lived for Christ will leave behind an influence for good that will reach the lives of many others". Roy Lessin

Coventry – Aaron K. Cooper, age 21, of Noella Ave., a senior at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA died accidentally on June 30, 2006 after he fell off the raft he was riding on in the rain-swollen James River in Rockbridge County near Glasgow, VA. His body was recovered from the river on Tuesday, July 4. Born in Warwick, he was the beloved son of Kevin J. and Gail P.(Eick) Cooper of Coventry. Aaron was a 2002 graduate of the First Baptist Christian School in Warwick where he was a star athlete for the school’s Crusaders’ teams in soccer and basketball. He loved baseball as well and as a 13 year-old he was awarded the Dennis St. Germain Sportsmanship Award by the Coventry Babe Ruth Baseball League. At Liberty University, Aaron was majoring in sports management and was presently serving as an intern organizing junior golf tournaments in Virginia. He was also working at the Boonsboro Country Club in Lynchburg. Aaron will be remembered as someone who loved life and who was very passionate about all aspects of it especially his family and his faith as a Christian. Besides his parents, he is survived by his two sisters, Jacqueline and Kendra Cooper, his paternal grandparents, Peter and Barbara (Houle) Cooper and his maternal grandparents, Melvin and Julia (Hill) Eick all of Coventry. His funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 AM at Cranston Christian Fellowship, 1114 Scituate Ave., Cranston. Burial will follow in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown. Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Christian School, 550 Cowesett Road, Warwick, RI 02886. Information and condolences at www.carpenterjenks.com .
aarons bud

Coventry, RI

#5 Sep 12, 2006
this is so sad =( aaron was such good boy he'll really be missed by all R.I.P. aaron
Jacqueline Cooper

Coventry, RI

#6 Sep 15, 2006
aarons bud wrote:
this is so sad =( aaron was such good boy he'll really be missed by all R.I.P. aaron
Hey, who are these people? this is aarons sister. if anyone had any questions, my email is [email protected]
Friend of family

Warwick, RI

#7 Dec 19, 2006
Aaron was such a good kid. He will be missed by all Jackie you have been so brave through this all. You and your family! RIP Aaron Kyle Cooper you will be missed by all
Kevin Cooper

New London, CT

#8 Apr 24, 2007
We Love you and miss you my son!
Guy StGeorge

Berlin, CT

#9 Apr 22, 2008
Dear Kevin,
While at the coffee mess today I saw, for the first time,the posting of Aaron's memorial fund on the bulletin board. The name and photo caught my eye immediately and I wondered that the resemblance was so great, he had to yours. Reading on my fears were confirmed.Please forgive me for not acknowledging or perhaps seeming to
avoid the subject.I'm certain he was
a great guy, just like his dad.
To you and all your family,please accept my condolences, even at this very belated time.
-Guy

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