Ronald Eugene Cooper, 71, Powell, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was born July 23, 1949, in Knoxville to the late John Eugene Cooper and Elise Breeden Cooper. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Vietnam. After his time in the army he went on to serve in the National Guard. In addition to his parents, Ronnie was preceded in death by: Wife, Phyllis Coward Cooper; siblings, Shirley Ann Shultz and Donald Ray Cooper. Survived by: Siblings, Tommy Cooper, Michael Cooper and wife Carolyn and Barbara Anderson; special friends, Roger Metcalf, David Coward, James Monroe and Brian Johnson. Ronald’s graveside will be held at the East Tennessee State Veteran Cemetery 2200 E. Governor John Sevier Highway at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2021.