Friday, April 12, 2013

James E. Copeland (April 7, 2013)

James E. Copeland age 84, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 11:40 A.M. on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Versailles Health Care Center. James was born May 7, 1928 in Oran, Ohio to the late Ancil & Hettie J. (Rayborn) Copeland.

James is survived by his son & daughter-in-law, Denny & Chris Copeland of Versailles; daughter, Brenda Detrick of Troy; grandchildren, Shelly Hedrick, Jason Setser, Travis Copeland, Todd Setser, Andrea Wagner, Kimberly Carico and Sean Brookbank; 15 great-grandchildren; brother & sister-in-law, Robert & Linda Copeland of Ansonia; and sister, Frances Wilt of Rockford, Illinois.

In addition to his parents, James is also preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Joan (Allread) Copeland on May 8, 2008 who he married January 21, 1950; and a daughter, Deborah Copeland.

Jim was a retired truck driver. He was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church, Farm Power of the Past; Darke County Steam Threshers and was a Golden Eagle member of the Versailles Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2347.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Rick Gutheil officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. A Lodge of Sorrow service will be held on Thursday at 6:30 P.M. at the funeral home conducted by the Versailles Fraternal Order of Eagles. Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles United Methodist Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through