James and Kay Cooper celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on May 23, 2015, at their home.

James C. Cooper and R. Kay Cockrill were married May 29, 1965, at the First Baptist Church in Stringtown. They have three children: the late James David (Jimmy) Cooper, Steven Paul Cooper and his wife Rhonda, and Jeremy Todd Cooper and his wife Cindy Sue. They have 12 grandchildren, Tiffany Cooper, Jessica Cooper, Clayton Cooper, Nathan Cooper,Faith Cooper, Deserea Dyer, Tony Otto, Sean Corcoran, Shane Delaney, Alexus Cooper, Harley Cooper and Ciara Cooper.

James is retired from the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. Kay is retired from the Southern Oklahoma Nutrition Program.

A trip to Alaska is planned for later in the summer.