Richard McNeal (Neal) Cooper, the son of the late George H. Cooper, Sr. and Sarah W. Cooper was born on April 9, 1926 in Easton, MD. He transitioned from his weary body to be present with his Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the nursing facility of Envoy Healthcare of Denton, Denton, MD.\n \n\n\n\n He acquired his basic education in the Easton and Baltimore Public Schools. During this time students in Baltimore had the opportunity to choose a foreign language in their curriculum, and Neal’s choice was Latin. Later years, he became employed in Baltimore for a short period of time due to his preferring to return to Easton with his family. After returning he was able to broadened his work skills in various capacities to name a few: US Mail Carrier, Transporter for the Adult Daycare Center, member of Myers Catering Service, Press Operator at Waverly Press, House Manager and Chauffeur of Wye Plantation, where he met many diplomats and dignitaries during his service there. As some would say, Neal was “a jack of all trades.”\n \n\n\n\n Neal was raised in a Christian home and knew at an early age the importance of a God-centered life. He loved to sing gospel music with his brothers, and at an early age, they formed a quartet. In his latter years, he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was a member and served on various community organizations, such as: Blake-Blackston American Legion Post #77, Grand United Order of Odd Fellows (Unionville, MD), Boy Scouts Club (Unionville, MD), etc.\n \n\n\n\n Neal’s favorite hobby was motorcycling, which he was the President of the original Talbot Royals. He also loved listening to the baseball and football games. He had a quick sense of humor and sharp witted on facts and time frames of family history and historical moments even at the age of 89.\n \n\n\n\n He was predeceased by his father and mother, George H. Cooper, Sr. and Sarah W. Cooper; daughter, Anna Wilson; two wives, Beatrice Cooper and Mary Thomas; and five siblings, Mary Greene, Georgene Thompson, George H. Cooper, Jr., Louis Cooper, and Arthur Cooper; a daughter-in-law, Cynthia Cooper; and son-in-law, Bernard Mizell.\n \n\n\n\n Neal leaves to cherish his memory: His children, Isaac Cooper, Richard E. Cooper, Diane Johnson, Deborah Poon, Rev. Sharon Mizell, and Roxanne Skinner; grandchildren, Isaac Copper, Jr. Heather Sims, Gloria Bell, Odessa Roberts, Michelle Copper, Timothy Williams, Jessica Adams, James Carpenter, Vern Carpenter, Sammie Butler, Michelle Johnson, Stacey Cooper, Corey Poon, Marlon Poon, Carla Poon, Psychia Mizell, Tempia Cooper, George Walker, III, Asia Gibson; a host of great and great great grandchildren; two siblings, Theola Gaither and Tissier Moaney; a daughter-in-law, Christine Copper; three sons-in-law, Sterling Johnson, Benjamin Poon and Alvin Skinner; the Thomas family, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.