On May 23, 2022, Betty Cooper Marcom, age 92, of Sparta, TN, left her earthly home to be with her heavenly father. Betty was born on June 30, 1929 in Sparta, TN to Samuel Ruben Cooper, and Mary Burns Cooper.

Betty was an avid equestrian who raised many colts, as well as competed in horse shows with her Tennessee Walking Horses until the age of 80. Betty’s love for horses spanned her entire life. Her equestrian career began as a child riding American Saddlebreds, but once introduced to the Tennessee Walking Horse, Betty knew she’d found her niche.

Her legacy with horses lives on through Marcom Stables, her devoted daughter Cheryl Marcom, who shows out of Beaty Stables, and her son Lyndon Marcom, and daughter in law Bonnie Marcom.