Alvia Lee (Al) Copeland, Sr., 67, of Chillicothe MO passed away January 5, 2015 at Livingston Manor Care Center in Chillicothe.
Al Copeland Sr. was born October 23, 1947 in Harrison, Arkansas, the son of Ray Copeland and Della Faye Wilson Copeland. He was a graduate of El Paso High School in El Paso, Illinois.
He was a heavy equipment mechanic and worked for several years at Cooks Sales and Service in Chillicothe, and also worked at Mid Am in Chillicothe.
On May 15, 1966 Al married Brenda S. Wright in Eureka, Illinois. She survives of the home.
Al was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Chillicothe MO. He was a Boy Scout Master, Webelos Leader and he was a Fire and Safety trainer. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife Brenda of the home; 2 sons, Alvia Lee Copeland, Jr. of Tuscumbia AL and Christopher John Copelandand wife Cindy of Gravity IA; 2 daughters, Heather Copeland and life partner Jacob Holtzclaw of Chillicothe and Colby Jackson and husband Robert of Chillicothe; daughter-in-law, Danielle Copeland of Plattsmouth, NE; Grandchildren, Mariah, Reagen, & Kennedy Copeland, Katelyn Copeland, and Gavin Copeland; 3 great grandchildren; three brothers, Everett, Wayne, and Sonny Copeland; a sister, Betty Gibson; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Ray Copeland in 2002 and an infant son Kenneth Everett Copeland and a brother, Bill Copeland.
Memorials in honor of Al Copeland may be made to Brenda Copeland and left at or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe MO 64601. On line condolences may be left at www.heritage-becausewecare.com
There has been a cremation.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Chillicothe.
There will be a private burial at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO.