John Bruce Copeland IV (John B/ JB), 24, of Midland, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 1, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at First Baptist Church-Chapel with Reverend David Johnson and Deacon Chad Clark officiating.
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John B was born on November 19, 1988 in Anchorage, Alaska to Jill and Dr. John Copeland. He graduated from Star of the North High School, North Pole, Alaska in 2008 and attended Wayland Baptist University where he was currently in his Senior year. John B loved fishing, hunting, camping, and anything that had to do with the outdoors in Alaska. He was an avid reader and enjoyed classic poetry, history, biographies, and movies. John B was witty, had a loving big heart, and a personality that drew all kinds of people to him. He never met a stranger. John B loved his friends and family, but his nieces and nephews were his pride and joy.
Survivors include parents, Dr. John and Jill Copeland of Midland, Texas; two sisters, Julianna Copeland-Jager of Midland, Texas; and Jennifer Prell (Michael) of Carlsbad, New Mexico; three nieces, Makenzie Grace Copeland, Jillian Elizabeth Copeland, and Gabriella Marie Jager all of Midland, Texas; two nephews Eli David Prell and Grayson John Prell of Carlsbad, New Mexico; grandparents, Dorothy Copeland Hauldren (Joe); numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations in the name of John Copeland IV to: Ronald McDonald House - Charlottesville: 300 9th Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 (434) 295-1885 http://www.rmhcharlottesville.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home and Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Published in adn.com from June 30 to July 1, 2013