Raymond Cooper founded Universal Transformer Company in 1957. It was located in Wylie for forty-five years until it moved to Farmersville in 2002. Mr. Cooper has served on numerous boards and committees including the Wylie Lions Club and the Wylie Chamber of Commerce. He is a Director on the North Texas Municipal Water District Board and President of the Wylie Christian Care Center Board. He was named Citizen of the Year by the Wylie Chamber of Commerce in 1988 and 2003. During the last decade, Mr. Cooper has dedicated most of his time to the Wylie Christian Care Center. He originally donated the land and organized volunteers to construct the building which is currently located on Ballard Avenue. The center has helped hundreds of families in the surrounding area with food, clothing and utility assistance. Mr. Cooper remains active in the fundraising efforts of not only the Care Center but in several non-profit organizations. He has been married to his wife Sue Anderson for nearly 54 years. They have three children and seven grandchildren.
Raymond B. Cooper Junior High Mission Statement
The Cooper Junior High School family will foster a spirit of cooperation with parents and the community, to provide a well-rounded educational experience which will ensure that all students possess the necessary tools to become successful citizens of the world.