Paul G. Cooper, 80, Otwell

Paul G. Cooper, 80 of Otwell, IN entered rest on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at Linda E White Hospice House in Evansville, IN.

He was born on Feb.25, 1940 in Evansville, IN to Jerald W. and Virginia (Griffith) Cooper. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother James Robert Cooper, his grandparents George and Gail Griffith and Wright and Elsie Cooper. Paul was a member of the Otwell United Methodist Church and Winslow Masonic Lodge #260. He served for 20 years on the Pike County Council. He was on the Otwell Water Board, Pike County Community Foundation Board and the Otwell Ruritan Senior Housing Board. He was involved in banking for almost 52 years, starting at the National City Bank in Evansville, IN then he went to Otwell State Bank on August 17, 1964 and later was named President of the Community Trust Bank. He then worked at the Citizens State Bank and retired from the German American Bank in Petersburg, in 2002.

He is survived by his wife Karen (Inman) Cooper; sons Barry (Dusty) Cooper and Bart (Jill) Cooper, grandsons Barrett Cooper, Blake Cooper and Brady Cooper.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. (Pike Time) Wednesday Nov. 4, 2020 at at the Otwell United Methodist Church with burial in the Otwell Cemetery. Rev. Jeff Pinney will be officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until services at the Church. Family ask in Paul’s honor that memorial contributions be given to either Pike County Community Foundation or Otwell United Methodist Church or Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, IN.

Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel is honored to assist Paul’s family. Family and friends may send messages of comfort to

Due to Covid-19 mandates from Gov. Holcomb and CDC social distancing is still observed with limitation on number of people for attendance to all visitation and services. Face mask are required by state mandate upon entering the church.

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