SACATON — Lorenzo Stanley Coops Jr., 65, died on March 18, 2020.

Mr. Coops was born on Sept. 16, 1954, in Sacaton to Lorenzo S. Coops Sr. and Charlotte S. Coops (Blackwater). He worked at several jobs as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic until his retirement from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Land Operations. He studied ministry at American Indian Bible College.

After his retirement he worked as a full-time pastor and ordained minister at Sacaton River of Life Assembly of God. He had compassion toward his congregation and to the children in the church. Preaching and teaching the word of God, he was truly loved by his congregation, his family and his wife. He was a caring person and had a kind heart. 

He is survived by his wife, Terri; a sister, Caroline Leyva; two brothers, Eric and Dale Coops; two nieces; four nephews; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

J. Warren Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

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