It sounds like he had a wonderful life, and a loving family to share it with. My deepest sympathies for your loss.
This loss is sad, but knowing how rich his life was I'm sure he was able to move on, very content that his life was full and his family loving. He was as fortunate to have all of you as much as you were to have him. Great family. All my best wishes.
I am happy to have known this wonderful man. Very smart and sweet person with a very loving family.
The messages from many friends of Dad and Mom's is comforting,healing and inspiring. I know that Dad led by example. So, I will follow his footsteps to stay kind and fun loving with others.
The messages from "many" friends of Dad and Mom's are comforting,healing and uplifting at this time. I feel blessed and at peace with life at this time. I know Dad led by example. I am following his footsteps of kindness to my best ability for others.
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of a member of the wonderful Copeland family. May Hal rest easy knowing he raised fantastic children. Prayers and thoughts for you all.
What a loss! Hal was a great guy!. Hal helped our company, Welders Supply, for many years. He and Dad are up in Heaven singing the jingle. Thanks Hal!
I only knew Hal for the past 3-4 years through a business relationship. We only met a couple of times in person but spoke on the phone a few dozen times. I knew quickly that Hal was a kind hearted man full of personal integrity. I knew he was a family man by how he spoke about Ann and his children. I feel blessed to have known Hal if only for a few years.
What a delightful guy. We were friends thru Press Club, Griddiron Shows, Public Relations Society, Rotary and mutual interests in music. He and Ann were a great team who served their clients and our village in every way possible and positive way. His great smile, great, rich voice and attitude will always be remembered.
Met Ann and Hal at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church when I was a new member. Always enjoyed them so much. They were so devoted to each other and an inspiration to all of us. Will miss Hal and his smile very much.
Hal was the most positive person I know. He was focused on getting it done right, and on helping make Dallas a better community. It will be hard to fill his shoes. His pride in family, Rotary and America was his hallmark.
All of us will miss his chipper personality, warm greetings, and that strong, authoritative but friendly voice.
If Webster's Dictionary had a photo of an individual for every definition, Hal would be listed under "good-natured." I never saw him without his proverbial smile--it always conveyed to me his genuine affection for all of us at Rotary meetings. I will miss his unique voice as well--no one does Hank the Hound Dog like Hal. What a guy! Susan Bragg & Mike Riddle
My dad gave us so many gifts. I learned so much about love and life and enjoying the journey from him. I really appreciated his kindess and loving words, through every step. My dad and I enjoyed talking about growth in Dallas, the business community, church, and anything about sports and music. He was truly a gift to me.
First met Hal and Ann Copeland while performing for the Press Club of Dallas' then annual "Gridiron Shows". They were friends of the late, great advertisiing/public relations guru Maurine Block who invited us over to her home from time to time for homemade (Wick Fowler) chili that the Copelands were experts in making. An SMU alum and AD/PR person like me, I also used to run into Hal at different functions on the Hilltop. He was one of Dallas' top PR counselors and had a sincere love and devotion for his profession and was everyone's friend. RIP Hal E. Copeland. You will be missed.
I knew Hal through Rotary, and Reading & Radio Resource. He was wonderful to be around. He seemed always to have a smile. He will be missed.
Hal helped me in so many ways when I was society editor of the News and Herald, and was an honest and helpful public relations representative in every way. He made everybody feel good in his company and I will miss him greatly. Nancy Smith
Hal was the consummate gentleman, a good friend and a fine public relations counselor. He was fun, intelligent and trustworthy -- somewhat unusual in these times perhaps. He will be missed.
Hal was a good man and a better Friend.
He was at the top of the List where PR people rank and his dedication to Rotary and his Family are unmatched.
Our community is saddened at the loss of Hal Copeland.
May the Good Lord Bless Hal and the Family