Obituary for Gary Lee Cooper 6/10/65 18/070/14

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Gary Cooper passed away on 18th July. Starting his career in the RAF as an Aeronautical Engineer before working for FR Aviation where he specialised in maintaining Aircraft Fuel Systems and fuel tank repairs both on military and then commercial aircraft. In 2000 he established what developed into the highly successful “Tank Devils” which operates as an emergency fuel tank repair service which he and his wife Portia nurtured into a global business before selling it to an international aviation group. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the USA for his contribution to Fuel Quality Management, along with several business awards and in 2008 he gained recognition and was included into the definitive directory of “Who’s Who”. Before joining Scarletts in 2011 he acted as a consultant and served as Engineering Specialist advisor to IATA. He leaves behind his wife Portia. The Funeral will be held on 31 July 2pm at Poole Crematorium, Dorset.