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Raymond Eugene Copeland, 75, of Blacksville, went to be with his Savior April 14, 2016. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends.
He was born July 24, 1940 in Blacksville. Raymond was the son of John (Max) and Laura Tennant Copeland.
He returns home now to rest beside his loving parents and brothers, Enoch Copeland and John Copeland, and sister Ruby Simpson. Also with his fishing buddy and friend, Dale Tennant. The two are now fishing the best trout streams possible in heaven. Raymond attended Clay-Battelle High School and retired from Consolidation Coal Company Blacksville #2 mine, where he as the belt and rock dust coordinator. He was a member of the Blacksville Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Blacksville United Methodist Church. Raymond was also a member of the Blacksville Cemetery Association.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Stiles Copeland, whom he married on May 28, 1960. Also surviving are two sons, Raymond E. Copeland Jr. “Junior” and wife Becky and Mark Copeland and wife Debbie, all of Blacksville, and a daughter, Kim Hill and her husband Ernie of Fairmont; three brothers, Jimmie Copeland his wife Sue of Littleton, Daniel Copeland and his wife Connie of Blacksville, and Robert Copeland of Jakes Run. Raymond cherished his family and beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Justin Copeland, Adam Copeland, Kevin McCauley, Hannah McCauley, Jeff Hill, Luke Hill, Stephanie Copeland, and Derek Copeland; great-grandchildren, Ireland Copeland, Lilah McCauley, Matthew Hill, Titus Hill, and Benjamin Hill. Also surviving is a very special niece and her family, Lisa Raber Ammons and her husband Rojack and their children Abbey and Chase Ammons; along with many other nieces and nephews.
Raymond enjoyed his time working in the garden and yard with his beloved wife Mary. He also loved going to camp near Petersburg trout fishing with his sons, son-in-law, grandsons, and brother, Jimmie. He cherished the time with his children, grandchildren, and friends.
He liked going deer hunting and going to Skeeters for breakfast during deer seasons, loved picking raspberries and picking up golf balls.
Raymond’s children and grandchildren knew if they needed anything done that Pap would do it for them.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Sharon Norwich, Karen Adams, and Marcia Gregan for all their help during this difficult time.
Friends may call at the Owen-Neely Funeral Home in Blacksville from 2-4 & 7-9 PM Sunday. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 11:00 AM Monday with the Pastor Jeff Hill, Rev. Freddie Eddy, II, and Rev. Rose Saunders officiating. Interment will follow in the Blacksville Cemetery.
Published on April 16, 2016
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