Funeral services for Mr. Joseph "Joe" Wayne Copeland, age 72, of the Alpine Community will be conducted 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. Bro. John Copeland & Bro. Cleston Ledbetter will officiate. Burial will be in the Copeland Cemetery in the West Fork Community. The family will welcome friends on Tuesday evening from 6 until 9 p.m.
Mr. Copeland passed from this life on Sunday morning, March 26, 2017 at Saint Thomas Rutherford. He was born in Overton County September 7, 1944 to the late Gentry & Pate Allred Copeland. He was Baptist in Faith. He worked for many years for the Standing Stone State Park. He loved his family, especially his grandkids. He loved singing, traveling and going to church.
He is survived by his daughter, Shea Young & husband Jason of Murfreesboro, TN; sons, Chris Copeland & wife Bobbi of Pioneer, TN & Darrek Copeland & wife Tammie of Livingston, TN; grandchildren, Cody Bond, Brody Fontaine & wife Suzi, Julian Young, Rowan Young, Kade Copeland & Judd Copeland; great grandchildren, Hayden Bond & Khloe Bond; sisters, Peggy Woods & husband Jim of Livingston, TN, Judy Buford of Livingston, TN & Carol Ashburn & husband Fred of Livingston, TN.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Bobby Buford.
Pallbearers to serve are Cody Bond, Brody Fontaine, Julian Young, Kade Copeland, Judd Copeland, Jason Young & Rowan Young.
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