Guntersville, died July 20, 2014. Formerly of Blountsville, he was a member of the J.B. Pennington class of 1966. He was a retired aircraft/ navigation technician with the U.S. Marine Corps, and a Vietnam veteran. Predeceasing him were father Brice Copeland and mother Wanda Woodson Copeland.

Surviving are son Christopher Copeland, Atlanta; brothers Randall (Susan) Copeland, Atlanta; Russell Copeland, Arab; sisters Carol Jo (Charles) Gill, Hazel Green, Sandy Singer, Arab.

Joe Stephenson officiated the 2 p.m. service held July 23 at Blountsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Copeland Cemetery with Randy Copeland, Russ Copeland, Jonathan Copeland, Chris Copeland, Bobby Stair, and Zac Childress serving as pallbearers.