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Our Staff


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Dedicated to Helping Our Families 

You’ve just lost a special person in your life and you want to entrust his or her care to a funeral home that understands your needs and will be there with you every step of the way. Our mission is to help you through this difficult experience and the process of grieving so you can move forward on a path of healing and recovery. 

Call us any time and one of our dedicated and licensed professionals will answer all of your questions and help you create a personalized funeral or memorial service that will truly honor the memory of your loved one. 

Get to know our dedicated and caring team that is listed below.


J Cooper

J Cooper

Funeral Director

4th generation funeral director 

Lifelong Tecumseh resident 

1984 graduate of Tecumseh High School 

Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma 

Graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service 

Current Board Member of the Oklahoma Funeral Board

Former President of the Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce 

Former President of the Tecumseh Alumni Association 

Former Board Member of the Shawnee YMCA

Current Member of the Tecumseh Masonic Lodge #69

32nd Degree Scottish Rights Mason, McAlester, OK


Shannon Cooper

Shannon Cooper

Business Manager

1984 Graduate of Shawnee High School

Bachelor of Arts and Science from Oklahoma State University

Master of Marketing Education from the University of Central Oklahoma

Business Marketing Management Instructor for 11 years

Member of Chapter W.P.E.O.


Jim Cooper

Jim Cooper

Prior Owner & Funeral Director

3rd generation funeral director 

Resident of Tecumseh until moving to Shawnee in 2011

1959 graduate of Tecumseh High School 

Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma 

Graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service 

Board Member for the Medicolegal Investigations for the State of Oklahoma 

Former President of the Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce 

2006-2007 President of the Tecumseh Alumni Association

Member of the Tecumseh Masonic Lodge #69

32nd Degree Scottish Rights Mason, McAlester, OK


Don Henson

Don Henson

Funeral Director

Resident of Tecumseh 

1995 graduate of Okemah High School 

Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service from the University of Central Oklahoma 

President of the Tecumseh Rotary Club

Active in the Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce

Member of Cooper Funeral Home staff since 2004


Landon Qualls

Landon Qualls

Funeral Director

Resident of Tecumseh, Oklahoma

2000 Graduate of Wewoka High School

Associates in Science from Seminole State

Bachelor of Science from University of Central Oklahoma

Active in Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce

Member of Cooper Funeral Home staff since 2013


Lynne (Brightwell) Young

Lynne (Brightwell) Young

Staff Member

4th Generation Resident of Tecumseh

1975 Graduate of Tecumseh High School

Member of Cooper Funeral Home staff since July 2010

Co-Chairman of the Tecumseh Housing Authority


Treva (Montgomery) Henry

Treva (Montgomery) Henry

Staff Member

4th Generation Resident of Tecumseh

1976 Graduate of Tecumseh High School

Member of Cooper Funeral Home staff since March 2011


Steve Lankford

Steve Lankford

Care Specialist and Monument Expert

Steven Lankford was born in Montclair, CA. He lived in nearby Pomona, CA. In 1995 he moved to Wetumka, OK where he graduated from Wetumka High School class of 1996. That June, he started with Walmart where a summer job turned into 15 years. He worked his way from stocker to management. He has held several management and customer service jobs the last being General Manager of Braum’s on Harrison in Shawnee. He currently resides in Shawnee were his son attends Shawnee High School and is set to graduate in 2022. He is currently our care specialist and monument expert at Cooper Funeral Home. His passion for customer service makes him a great fit to serve our families and their aftercare needs.


Kerry Smith

Kerry Smith



Additional Staff 

Bobby Napoleon

Bobby Napoleon



Elizabeth June Stovall

Elizabeth June Stovall



Pastor Keith Ward

Pastor Keith Ward



Ruben Marquez

Ruben Marquez



Willie Foster

Willie Foster



Phil McConnell

Phil McConnell



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