Leonard E. "Bud" Anderson Copeland
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88, of Scio, formerly of Perry Twp., Carroll Co., died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz after a period of declining health.
Born Feb. 16, 1925 in Uhrichsville he was a son of the late Frank Anderson, Della Marie Copeland and Jess Copeland. He was a decorated Army veteran of World War II receiving the following medals in 2012: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and the French Croix De Guerre with Palm, for his dedicated service to his country. He worked at the former Republic Steel in Canton for 32 years retiring in 1987. He enjoyed tinkering on his farm where he owned race horses, B&N Stables, after he retired. A charter member of the former Bowerston Legion he was currently a member of Carrollton Co. Chapter #85 DAV, Carroll Co. Farm Bureau and a charter member of the Perry Twp. VFD. Earlier in his life he enjoyed hunting and trap shooting. He was Methodist by faith.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ann Campbell Copeland who he married May 10, 1999; three children, Lenny (companion, Joyce Richards) of Scio, Patti (Dick) Snyder of Land O' Lakes, Fla. and Kathy (Dan) Shawver of Scio; four stepchildren, Jerry Campbell of Cadiz, Jan Campbell of Marietta, Judy (Earl) Roth of Sherrodsville and Joan (John) Fisher of Cadiz; a brother, Gene Copeland of Scio; 10 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren and extended family. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Neva Arbogast Copeland in August of 1996, they were married for 50 years. Also preceding him in death are a grandson, David Bell; a sister, Wanda Dull; and daughters-in-law, Sharon Copeland and Mary Campbell.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Rev. Jack Visser officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors at Perrysville Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either Scio EMS, PO Box 342, Scio 43988 or Perry Twp VFD, 178 Amsterdam Rd., Scio 43988
Published in The Times Reporter on Oct. 22, 2013