NEW BOSTON-Robert Lee Copas, 76 of Rhodes Ave. New Boston, Ohio died Friday July 25, 2014 at the Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth, Ohio. He was born October 27, 1937 in Portsmouth to the late Delbert W. and America Ann Yates Copas.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Etta L. Copas on August 25, 2007. He is survived by a son, Bryan W. Copas and his wife Sandy of Tipp City, Ohio; three grandchildren, Landon Copas of West Portsmouth, Jessica and Twylla Lacey both of Dayton; two great grandchildren: Matthew and Brysan Hawthorne both of Dayton, a son-in-law, James Lacey of Dayton, three sisters: Edith Pitts and Ruth Comer both of Minford, and Martha Ann Trockleman of Marshall, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Stephanie Copas Lacey, one brother, William Copas and three sisters: Eileen King, Mary Jane Robinson, and Agnes Hulbert.
He was a member of the Laborers Union in Middletown, Ohio and a life member of the I.O.O.F.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Botkin Hornback Funeral Home in Otway with Pastor Robert L. Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Joy Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.