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Dr. Herbert P. Cooper, Jr.

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“Deepest sympathy to the entire family. He will be missed in his profession and by friends. You can't be a patient for 33 years and not feel like you...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Sandy Temples-Nodine - Anderson, SC

“So very sorry to hear about Dr. Cooper's death. He was a wonderful friend to our school system and a wonderful friend to the teachers My thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Shirley Herrin Blackwell - AL

“Dr. Herbie was such huge a part of my childhood, I swear we saw him every month, and he always made me feel at ease. I know there are so many people...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Anna Cobb Lybrand - Summerville, SC

“Doctor Cooper will be greatly missed by his community and patients. ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: doris and Gerald Mcalister

“My wife, Lang, and I were terribly saddened to learn of Herb's death. We want the family to know they are in our thoughts & prayers.Gaines Class of ...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Gaines Entrekin - Aiken, SC

“Traudl, Heidi and Herbie,Dr. Cooper had an incredible impact on our family over the past 25 years since we came to Clemson. His care as a physician...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Paul Dawson - Clemson, SC

“Traudl, Herbie and Heidi, It was with great sadness that we learned of Herbert's passing. I went from Kindergarten thru graduation at Daniel with...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Judi (Stribling) & Homer Price - SC

“Herb will be greatly missed by his classmates. His service to the community and patients will be missed greatly.Bill and Susan King ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Herb and I were on the Daniel football team together when we were young. Thanks for the memories Herb. I know you remember the two a days in August...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Richard Cooper - Easton, MD

“Our sincere sympathies go out to Traudl, Herbie and Heidi. Dr Cooper was an extremely fine person, an incredibly dedicated medical doctor, and a true...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Richard Klein - Raleigh, NC

“Liebe Traudl, Herbie and Heidi, unser tief empfundens Beileid.Maria und Familie ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Koller Maria

“Iwas so saddened to hear that Dr.Cooper died.I'll never forget how much I enjoyed working with him.I learned so much.He was so loved and respected...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts are with you. He was my Dr. and my friend and I miss him very much. With much love and God Bless - Marylyn Thompson ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Dearest Herbie, Heidi, and Traudl,Our deepest prayers are with you guys and all of your family here with us, and those are the special prayers needed...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: courtney garner Urich - McLain, VA

“To the Cooper family,Praying that God will comfort you during this great loss. ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: Ron & JoEtta Gantt - Clemson, SC

“To the Cooper Family, there are no words to convey our sorrow for you during these trying times. Herbert left a legacy of memories for all to...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: - NJ

“Thankful to have known Dr. Cooper as a patient and friend. Thankful for his care of my Mother until her end with cancer. Prayers and condolences to...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Vickie Holladay - Central, SC

“Our sympathy goes out to the Cooper family. Each time we drive by D W Daniel High School, or Clemson Elementary, we think, "Thank you Dr. Cooper." ...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Joe and Carol Dickerson - Clemson, SC

“It is with great sadness that I learned of Herbie's passing. He was a fine man, an excellent physician and will be missed by many. My sincere...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Chris McClure - Raleigh, NC

“Dear Cooper family,Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time. I thought the world of Dr. Cooper and will always remember...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Ashlei Vickery - Lavonia, GA

“I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Cooper. He was truly an inspiration for me and the entire community. I only knew him a short...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Kenny Jackson - Clemson, SC

“Our sympathy to the Cooper Family. He was our Doctor for decades. He was one of a kind and so caring. They do not make Doctors like him anymore. ...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: The Goodmans

“To the Family of Dr. Herbert P. Cooper; you have our deepest sympathy and condolences due to the passing of your dearly departed Loved One. You are...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Russell and Loretta Oglesby - SC

“My prayers and thoughts are with the Cooper family during your loss of Dr Cooper, he was a great doctor as well as a friend. May God continue to...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Deborah Butler - Pendleton, SC


Dr. Herbert Press Cooper, Jr., 75, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, after a long battle with cancer.


He was born in Anderson, SC, the son of the late Sara Louise McCrary and Dr. Herbert Press Cooper, Sr. Dr. Cooper was a lifetime resident of Clemson and a 1959 graduate of Daniel High School. After graduating from Clemson University with a B.S. degree, Dr. Cooper then graduated from the Medical University ofSouth Carolina with a M.D. degree. After a one year internship at Greenville Memorial hospital, he spent over four years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps with one year in Vietnam, where he received a Bronze Star. He also spent over three years in Berchtesgaden, Germany, where he met and married his wife, Traudl.


In 1973 he returned to Clemson and served as a Family Practice physician in the Clemson and Pendleton area until his retirement in June 2015. In 2013 he was selected to be a member of the inaugural class of the D.W. Daniel Athletic Hall of Fame. He has served on the School District of Pickens Board of Trustees since1992.


“The news of Dr. Cooper’s passing is very saddening for all of us who had the pleasure to know and work with him,” said Dr. Danny Merck, Pickens County School District Superintendent. “He has served on our board of trustees for 24 years, and he has left a legacy of supporting education that will have an impact ongenerations of students. His experience, insight, love for students, and love for his community will never be surpassed. I’m very grateful to have worked with him to build success for our students.”


Dr. Cooper is survived by his wife, Traudl, and two children, Herbie and Heidi, who are both physicians and who were both valedictorians at Daniel High School; brother, Tommy Cooper of Clemson; and sister, Mary Acock of Six Mile, SC.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Sara Louise Shigley.


A memorial service for Dr. Cooper will be held at the D.W. Daniel High School Auditorium on Saturday, August 6 th at 2:00pm. The family will greet friends and family in the Daniel Auditorium lobby following the service.


There will be a private burial for Dr. Cooper at Woodland Cemetery on the campus of Clemson University.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dr. Herb Cooper Scholarship Fund in care of the Daniel Foundation, 140 Blue and Gold Blvd, Central, SC 29630.


Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central, SC.