R.L. Copeland

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R.L. Copeland, 79, of Altus, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at the English Village Manor. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday in the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with Dyke Crane officiating. Services are under the care of the Kincannon Funeral Home.

R.L. Copeland was born on Feb, 21, 1935 in Altus to J.C. and Stella (Weaver) Copeland. He married Lucille Pease in 1975 in Frederick. R.L. worked for Murray and Sons Company for many years before retiring in 2001. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching television and playing dominoes.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Copeland; and a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Mary Copeland.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille, of the home; three daughters, Renay Pease of Dallas, Debra Copeland of Stockton, Calif., and Yolanda Jefferson and husband Harold of Altus; five sons, Jimmy Pease and wife Tammy of Ardmore, and Jackie, Robert, Kevin and James Copeland, all of Stockton; nine grandchildren, Antonio Pease, Imesha Copeland, Isaiah Jefferson, Deidre Pease, Keith Pease, Dennis Pease, Brandon Pease, Donald Ray Pease and Ollisha Pease; 25 great-grandchildren; 27 great- great-grandchildren; numerous other family including special cousins, Charles and Henry Goodlow; and a host of friends.

Additional parking for the service is available behind the funeral home, Best Western to the South or Western Sizzlin' to the North.

Family and friends unable to attend may log on to 30 minutes prior to the service, click on the "Live Services" tab, to view the live webcast of the funeral.

Online tributes may be made at

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Kincannon Funeral Home
3020 N Main St
Altus, OK 73521
(580) 482-1800
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Published in Altus Times from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2014