Donovan Kent Cooper, 68, of Kahului, died June 16, 2013, at home with his family by his side, and under the care of hospice.
Private services will be held at the Hilo Veteran's Cemetery at a later date.
Nakamura Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.
Mr. Cooper was born Oct. 26, 1944, in San Francisco, CA. He operated the family business, Helani Gardens Nursery in Hana.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa Cooper; son, Matthew (Suzanne) Cooper; daughter, Sarah Cooper of Bend, OR; brother, Chris (Margie) Cooper of Hilo, HI; sisters, Donna (Joe) Caimi, Ann (Stefan) Uyehara; grandson, Sterling Cooper.
Online condolences: www.nakamuramortuary.com