Friday, August 20, 2010

Pierre V. Coppess, Jr. (August 18, 2010)

Mr. Pierre Vernon Coppess Jr., age 83 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:15 A.M. Wednesday August 18, 2010 in Wayne Hospital Greenville, Ohio. Pierre was born August 6, 1927 in Adams Township Darke County, Ohio and the son of the late Pierre V. and Amanda Catherine (Schneck) Coppess.

Pierre was retired as a Registered Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor. He had been employed at American Aggregates Corporation for 39 years as Superintendent of the Dayton Operations, Chief Engineer and Vice President of Technical Services.

He was a Veteran of W.W. II serving in the U.S. Army and earning the rank as Sergeant.

Pierre was a 1945 graduate of Gettysburg High School and attended the Ohio Northern University. He was a 41 year member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Greenville, had served 6 years on the Church Council. Prior to his involvement at St. Paul’s, he was an active member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of West Milton and had served as Building Chairman. He was also a member of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers.

In addition to his parents, Pierre was preceded in death by his sisters Catherine Bevins and Margaret Keller.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy Joan (Christian) Coppess of Greenville. They were married October 15, 1949. Also by his daughter and son in law Karen and Dan Burchett of Greenville, son Douglas Coppess and Special Friend Mona Myers of Brookville, Ohio , grandson Jonathan Mardin of Greenville, step grandchildren Brett and Ben Burchett, great grandson Trevor, 8 step great grandchildren, sister Miriam Bennett of Greenville and brother Lowell Coppess of Bradford. Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday August 21, 2010 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with the Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 until 8 P.M. in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Greenville Area Rescue Squad or the American Lung Association.