William T Cooper

July 1, 1962 - November 27, 2014
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William T. Cooper, 52, of Austin, TX, passed quietly on November 27, 2014 surrounded by family in the home of his sister. William was born July 1, 1962 in Berwyn, Illinois. Son of Stephen Cooper and Anne Krause. He was a fun-loving, easy going man that was able to find humor in any situation, and was quick with a joke. Bill loved guitars, and fast cars, and was an expert in the area of auto mechanics. He cared deeply for his family, girlfriend, Claudia and her children; dear neighbor Lloyd and his family, and numerous friends, which he thought of more as family than friends. He had a strong faith and fought to reach the goals he had set to the very end. Our lives were enriched by William’s loving nature and quick wit. He will be remembered and truly missed by all whose lives he touched.
He is survived by his daughter, Erica (Phil Arieno); son, Stephen; grandchildren, Luke and Harley; mother, Anne (Jim) Wilson; and his sister, Amy (Doug) Leaich, and her children, Jessica, Ashley, Cooper, Chey, Caleb, Austin (nicknamed Little William since he was young.) Preceded in death by his grandparents, father, Stephen Cooper; nephew, Colton Leaich.
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Born: July 1, 1962
Died: November 27, 2014

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Tom Gunn posted on 11/30/14

Ah Willy.... like a shooting star you shone over us, then left us way too soon. What a man: highly intelligent yet street-smart as well. A guy who enjoyed and lived life to the fullest. A guy whose Irish charm and blarney could sell anything to anyone. A guy whose quick wit and bonhomie lit up any room and those around him. A guy who was an excellent businessman with a strong sense of integrity. When it came to cars and trucks, there are no more capable automotive technicians around -- Willy was a superb diagnostician and wasn't afraid to tackle -- and fix -- problems that had baffled many another mechanic. William could have been highly successful in any profession he chose. But the life he chose was "Willy's way" and no friend or relative, no matter how long and hard they tried could persuade William to live life any differently. Sandra and I had the privilege and pleasure of working with William for almost seven years. In those days I was a close to William as one can get. We never had a bad word between us. On a daily basis William just put his shoulder to the wheel and did what was right -- for us, for our customers, and for his family. He added his "Hollywood" glow to our business, making all the lives he touched brighter and better. Our condolences to William's family for their loss. Tom and Sandra Gunn 512-740-5326 [email protected]


erica cooper posted on 12/2/14

To my dear father, you were the best father any girl can have. I will always miss our late night conversations and the many laughs we shared with each other. I remember the fishing trips, particularly the one when I was 7 or 8 years old when we went to lake Travis and I was catching blue gills and I ended up catch a big mouth bass. You ran right by my side to help me reel it in. Your children Erica and Stephen cooper are glad to see that our father isn't in any more pain and suffering from this on going battle of liver disease. We love and miss you dearly.


erica cooper posted on 12/2/14

Love and miss you dad . Erica Cooper


Judy Arieno posted on 12/2/14

Our condolences to Erica Cooper and Steven Cooper and family. We are always here for you. Love Judy and Phil Arieno


John Holiman posted on 12/3/14

I was deeply saddened by the news of William's passing. William was a great guy who always had something funny to say and an all-around great person. I wish the entire family blessings.