Nolan L. Cooper, 70

Nolan Lloyd Cooper, a resident of Ardmore and owner of Aerotech in Marietta, Okla., died Aug. 31. No services are scheduled at this time. Nolan was born Dec. 13, 1940, in Dunning. He attended schools in Dunning, Anselmo, Minatare and Sargent, and graduated high school in Central City. After high school he joined the Marine Corps and served for over six years. He then worked for Lear Siegler Corporation for several years in Viet Nam, Britain, Germany, and finally back in the U.S. in Oklahoma. He then worked in the aircraft industry in Texas, California and Oklahoma. In the 1990s, he established Aerotech, which thrived until his death. After earlier marriages that ended in divorce, he married Vicky Harris, who was his close partner in life and in business until her death in 2009. Nolan was also preceded in death by his father, Lloyd. He is survived by his mother, Alverta, of Lincoln; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Lorette, of Pelham, NY; several step-children and grandchildren; many cousins, and his beloved dogs, Charlie and Peewee. The family ask that memorial donations be made to the Ardmore Animal Shelter. Services were entrusted to Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory.Published in Custer County Chief, Sept. 8, 2011