David R. Copeland

Dallas, Texas

1946 - 2020


September 30, 2020
Dallas, Texas
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COPELAND, David R. David Ross Copeland was born in Fort Worth, TX on 7/11/1946, and he died on 09/30/2020 in Medical City Hospital in Dallas at the age of 74. David had some complex medical issues in his later years. He had been in the hospital since July 10, but he passed away suddenly and...

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I just today heard about his passing. Mr. Copeland was one of the best teachers I had back at Southwest High School in the 70s. I had no idea we were both in Dallas for the last three decades. I wish I had known, I would have loved to have visited the SMU Library to said hi and thank him. The legacy of teaching is that you live on through your students and Mr. Copeland is an example of this

Great teacher took his time quite the harder to teach like me. He was dedicated passionate God Speed

David was my dental patient that I always enjoyed seeing and talking about history. He was always full of life and his disabilities did not slow him down. He was a Renaissance man with multiple talents and interest. The short time I treated him did not allow more time to talk about our mutual interest. He must have been a wonderful teacher that truly cared about his students. I will miss our times together and the friendship we shared.

I knew David in the late '60's and early '70's. Knew him from DeMolay. I lost track of him. Tried to reconnect but deeply regret I was late. He was a fine person. So sorry he has passed. Rest in peace, my old friend.

Enjoyed having Mr. Copeland as my Am History teacher at Southwest. Also, as a student aid one semester. RIP

David was one of my favorite teachers at Southwest HS, Class of 1978. I loved his class and his teaching style. His love of music has stayed with me my entire life. He has certainly made a difference in the lives of many people with the short time he spent on this earth. He will be missed but not forgotten.

Godspeed and Prayers great teacher