THE FUNERAL of Penarth's Gary Cooper is set to take place on Thursday, July 3.

Mr Cooper was well-known in Penarth for sleeping in 'Tels' doorway (now known as Eclipse) and for redecorating the Cosmeston bus stop into a Santa’s Grotto.

He died at the age of 52 on Friday, June 6.

His funeral will take place at Tabernacle Baptist Church at 3pm, followed by a committal service at Cardiff and Vale Crematorium at 4.30pm. All welcome at both services.