In Memory of




Obituary for David Furman Cosper

Family will greet friends during the viewing and visitation which will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Vondel L. Smith & Sons Mortuary at South Lakes (4000 SW 119th St. Oklahoma City, OK).

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, January 26, 2023 at the South Lakes Chapel. There will be no viewing at the service. Burial will follow at Heritage Burial Park located on property.

Services will be available via live-stream for those who are unable to attend. Click here to view the live stream

David Furman Cosper, 68, passed away on January 18, 2023. He was born on February 8, 1954 in Oklahoma City, OK to Rev. Furman and Gracie Cosper.
Growing up David attended Crooked Oak High School where he played football and pole-vaulted. After graduation he attended Southwestern Christian University.
On April 6, 1973 David married his soulmate, Donna K. McCurdy and they were blessed two years later with a son who was the joy of their lives.

David worked at United Parcel Services and retired after receiving an award for 20 years of safe driving. He then was hired by Southwest Airlines to handle the ramp operations in Oklahoma City. After ten years he opted to retire from SWA when they offered a buyout with full airline benefits and free flights for life. Following his retirement he was hired to work at the Federal Aviation Administration as a Logistics Specialist supporting the Information Technology Asset and Inventory Management Section.

David was an accomplished musician and played bass guitar for many Christian functions and bands. In 1990 he wrote the song, It’s For America which won Congressional awards and has played around the world on the military Armed Forces Network.

David will always be remembered for his love of music, gentle laughter, pride in family, and his uncompromised stand for Jesus Christ that made him such a strong man of integrity. He is survived by his wife, Donna; son, Chad and his wife Melissa; adopted grandson, Samuel Gyesi in Accra, Ghana, Africa; along with other family and many friends.
Donna wishes to thank her Leidos, NASA, and FAA family for all of their support during the months prior to David’s passing. The family wishes to thank Dr. Shelly Faubion, Jasmine Estates of Oklahoma City, and Frontier Hospice, especially Teresa P., Ashley, Carrie, Teresa A. and Trevor for their compassionate care during David’s illness. You were all heaven sent and we could never thank you enough for all you did to provide loving support and concern.