About Cooper Funeral Home
The Cooper Team
Cooper Funeral Home, is located in Alexandria, Kentucky, and has been faithfully serving the Northern Kentucky community since 1975. Family owned and operated since the beginning, we are truly passionate about what we do, and strive to help guide those who are suffering a loss through a very difficult time. We believe in a meaningful representation of life, and offer wide ranges of services and merchandise to fit the needs of anyone we are called upon to serve.
Ken & Barb Cooper
Ken Cooper graduated from Cincinnati Mortuary in 1965. He worked for several local funeral homes in Campbell County. Ken decided to open his own funeral home in 1975. He and wife Barb began their business in Grants Lick, Kentucky. Ken has been a licensed embalmer and funeral director for over 50 years. He is active in the community with the Masonic Order and the Newport Elks. In 2008, the Cooper’s relocated their funeral home to their current location. He has been serving the community with 24 hour service at both locations for over 45 years.
J.D., Carrie, Kayla and Ashley Cooper
J.D. has grown up in the funeral home. For him, helping others in a difficult time has always been just his way of life. J.D graduated from Pendleton County High School in 1987 and immediately went to Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he obtained his Funeral Director and Embalmers license in 1989. If you have been in his office you know he loves to hunt and fish, it is a true passion of his and he loves being outdoors.
Carrie (nee Carmack) Cooper met J.D. in 1992, married in 1995 and they have 2 beautiful daughters Kayla and Ashley. Carrie was a 1992 graduate of Bishop Brossart High School and obtained her Funeral Directors License in 2010. She loves being with her family and friends and loves traveling.
Kayla graduated from Bishop Brossart in 2016 and went on to get her Dental Assisting License and is working at Dr. Stull Orthodontics. Ashley graduated from Campbell County High School in 2019 and will continue on to Thomas More College majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology.
Heather Terry joined our team in June 2017. Heather is a 1994 graduate of Campbell County High School. Heather started off helping Carrie with the obituaries, videos and everything else that goes into planning the funeral. She quickly realized that she wanted to learn more. She began helping JD meet with families and assist with other things he needed. In December 2021, Heather became a licensed Funeral Director with the State of Kentucky. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve and her children Austin (Hailey) and Allison.
Danny has been a part of our Funeral Home since 1982. For 37 years, he has been involved in many aspects of our business. He is that familiar face for many reasons as he retired from United States Post Office as a Postal Carrier in Alexandria in 2007. Danny’s hobbies involve many hours in his wood workshop making some of the most beautiful pieces of furniture, along with volunteering at Sts. Peter and Paul Church and School.
Alan graduated from Cincinnati Mortuary in 1973. Alan has worked for the Cooper’s since 1993. Alan has many years experience working in the funeral industry. He is also a Vietnam Veteran. In his free time, Al enjoys golfing and being with his family.
Ron Burchfield is another familiar face around the funeral home. Ron is a 1970-1971 Vietnam Veteran. Ron worked for the City of Ft Thomas for 27 years. He then worked for the City of Cold Spring as a police officer for 11 years. After leaving the police department, Ron worked for the Campbell County Sheriff’s office for 17 years. Ron is currently serving as a Deputy Coroner in Campbell County. He has been married for 50 years to Della. They have 3 children and 7 Grandchildren. In his free time, Ron enjoys working around his home and spending time with his family.