Fred R. Cowper, 88, of Paducah died at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Lourdes hospital.
He was a native of Birdsville. He retired as a truck driver for the Kroger Company. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and its choir.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine Cowper; one sister, Dorothy Baker of Nashville, Tenn., and several nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by three brothers; and two sisters. His parents were Dalbert and Iva Miles Cowper.
Services will be at noon Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Macedonia Baptist Church. The Rev. Joe Flagg will officiate, with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Mundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.