Cooper of Cooper Communities dies at 74

Posted: January 7, 2013 at 3 p.m.

John A. Cooper Jr. of Bella Vista, chairman and chief executive officer of Cooper Communities Inc., died at Mercy Northwest Arkansas hospital in Rogers late Sunday from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a breathing ailment.

Neff Basore, Cooper’s nephew and an executive with the company, said a nurse found Cooper unconscious in his home on Saturday.

Cooper was 74.