Clarence Copeland age 87, resident of Lake City passed away June 6, 2013 at V.A. Medical Center He was born to the late Junnetter Mack and George Copeland on March 22, 1926.
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He attended the public schools of Columbia County and served in the United States Army during World War II where he received a Victory Medal. After serving his country he moved to Newark, New Jersey and worked for many years as an auto mechanic. Upon his retirement he moved back to Lake City, Florida and spent the remainder of his life in the company of his family and friends.
Mr. Clarence was preceded in death by Maycile and Verlaine Copeland (Daughters), Louella Starkes (Sister), Herbert L. Copeland, Cleveland Copeland, Henry P. Gibson, George W. Moultrie, Sr., Roosevelt Moultrie, and Leroy Mack (Brothers).
He leaves to cherish his memories a daughter Annie Love, Lake City, FL., sons Clarence Copeland Jr., Jasper, FL., Michael Copeland (Sylvia), Newark, New Jersey, Godson Cyrus H. Johnson, Lake City, FL., a devoted nephew George Moultrie, Jr., (Corene) Lake City, FL., a special friend Betty J. Williams, Lake City, FL. and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, and sorrowing friends.
The family will receive friends Friday, June 14, 2013 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Funeral services for the late Mr. Clarence Copeland will be Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Mount Tabor A.M.E. Church under the leadership of Rev., Robert Postell, Pastor and Rev. L.C. Cason, associate minister. Interment will follow in the Mount Tabor Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to COOPER FUNERAL HOME 251 N.E. Washington Street, Lake City, Florida 32055
Willis O. Cooper L.F.D
Published in Lake City Reporter from June 13 to June 14, 2013