Goodbye to a Friend
The Salt Water Sportsman community mourns the loss of Pete Cooper Jr., longtime friend and regional editor, who lost his valiant battle with cancer on July 5, 2017.
Pete grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana, and attended LSU before marrying and moving to south Louisiana in the late 1960s, first to Buras and then Broussard, where he parlayed his passion for fishing and hunting into a long career as an outdoor writer, during which he authored some 1,000 articles and five books.
Inducted into the Louisiana Sportsman’s Hall of Fame in 2003 for his contributions to the outdoors, Pete was also an ardent conservationist and was most proud of his participation with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission management plan for flounder, striped bass and tripletail.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Christi Cooper Disher; son-in-law, Chris Disher; grandsons, Matthew and Nick; and his two sisters, Judith and Nancy Cooper.
Donations in Pete’s memory may be sent to the Cypress Island Preserve, Spay Nation of Lafayette or Coastal Conservation Association.