City of St. Cloud Council Member Charles E. “Chuck” Cooper, whose service to the City spanned nearly four decades — passed away on Saturday morning. He was 72.

Mr. Cooper was first elected to the City Council in 1985. He served 1985-1988, 1994-1995, and 2016-2021, having been re-elected most recently in November 2020. He also served on the City’s Code Enforcement Board from 2003 until 2016. Additionally, Cooper served on the City’s Planning Board and Board of Adjustment and Appeals.

Mr. Cooper served in other local organizations, including the Osceola Council On Aging, and the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and was a disabled veteran.

“Chuck Cooper was passionate about the City of St. Cloud,” said City Manager William Sturgeon. “He didn’t hesitate to let you know when he disagreed with you, and I respected that. He always did what he thought was best for the citizens and the city. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.”

Funeral arrangements for Mr. Cooper are pending.