James L. "Jim" Cooper, 76, of Van Buren died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Fort Smith. He was a high school art teacher and of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, LaBetha; a daughter, Leslie Chambers of Little Rock; a sister, Donna James of Fort Smith; and two grandchildren.

Funeral was Feb. 21 at Ocker-Putman Funeral Home with private burial at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Bill James, Todd Rowland, Lowell Rathbun, A.C. Cooper, Don Mendenhall and Ed Nunley.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2408 S. 51st Court, Suite F, Fort Smith, AR 72903; or the Sebastian County Humane Society, 3800 Kelley Highway, Fort Smith, AR 72904.