Roy Asberry Cooper II (March 13, 1927 - November 28, 2014) was the father of Roy Cooper, a lawyer and attorney general who became the 75th Governor of North Carolina. Born to Lois Clark Cooper and Roy Asberry Cooper, Sr., he graduated from Wake Forest College with a Bachelor of Science in 1949 and from the UNC School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1956. Roy and his beloved wife Beverly, who died last November, were childhood sweethearts who wed in September of 1952. Roy and Beverly lived in Nashville the rest of their lives. Roy was a successful attorney in Nash County having represented families over five generations. Roy's parents instilled in him a strong belief in the power of education and he was the first in his family to go to college. Because of his attorney skills and the fact that he helped so many people, he was inducted by the North Carolina Bar Association into the General Practice Hall of Fame. Roy served his country for a brief time in the Navy. Before he became an attorney, he worked with the N.C. Department of Revenue and as Deputy Clerk of Superior Court. After becoming a lawyer, he served as a Nash County prosecutor and practiced law for a brief time with Claude Abernathy.


Offspring of Roy Cooper and Beverly Batchelor (1929-2013)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Roy Asberry Cooper III (1957) 13 June 1957 Nashville, Nash County, North Carolina, United States Kristin Bernhardt (1956)

Pell Carlton Cooper (1959)



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