Bill Copsey


PAYNE -- Charles "Bill" Copsey, 92, of Payne, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at his residence.

He was born in Payne on August 24, 1920, a son of the late Norma (Burkle) and Charles Copsey. Bill served in the U.S. Navy and worked at Panhandle Eastern Pipeline.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Betty; children, Morris (Terri) Copsey of Gravette, AR, Joan (Arvil) Sizemore of Vicksburg, MS, Lynn Copsey of Enfield, CT; stepdaughter, Pat Markham of Paulding; siblings, Gladys Utterback of Payne and Paul Copsey of Paulding; eight grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great grandchildren; five step grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death are his first wife, Esther DeLaurelle; stepson, Roger Eagleson; brother, Pete; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Bills's service is at Payne Church of the Nazarene, 509 E. Orchard, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, with viewing one hour prior. Viewing is also Monday 4-8 p.m. at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne. He will be laid to rest at Wiltsie Cemetery.

Memorials are to The Church of Paulding Hospice, 250 Dooley Drive, Paulding, Ohio 45879. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at

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