Donald Gene "Donnie" Copeland
Funeral Date: 2/6/2012

Obituary:
Donald Gene “Donnie” Copeland, age 74, of Warren, AR. died Friday February 3, at home. Born March 16, 1937 in Gravelly, AR. a son of the late Fred Greene Copeland and Alvis Williams Copeland he was a US. Air Force veteran, member Central Missionary Baptist Church, a former employee for 19 years with General Water Works in Pine Bluff, AR., a retired manager with 20 years service for Warren Water & Sewer Department, and an inspector for N.R.S. and McClellan engineering firms. Also, preceding him in death was a spouse Erma Jean Reynolds Copeland, a son Jeffrey Donald Copeland and a brother Ellis Ezell Copeland. Survivors are his wife Patricia Ann Whisenhunt Copeland whom he married June 4, 1994. 2 step sons Joe David Goggan, Houston, TX., Wesley Patrick Goggan and spouse Tina, Houston, TX. 2 grandchildren Lauren Nicole Copeland, Little Rock, AR., Jason Donald Copeland, Panama City, FL. 3 great-grandchildren Jason Tyler Copeland, Dallas Brock Copeland and Celsey Deana Copeland. A sister in law Jo Catherine Wheeler, La Mesa, CA. 2 nieces Susie Ruthardt, Minco, OK. and Melinda Blevins and spouse Roy, Chickasha, OK. Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Monday February 6, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Jerry Carter and Rev. Charles Wooley officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist was Brandy Garner. Burial was in Moseley Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Ben Garner, Charlie Doss, Melvin Mills, Ricky Roper, Travis Smith, Steve Barnes and Gregg Reep. Honorary pallbearers were Huey P. Furlough, Jerry Farmer, Lewis Thomas and members of Friendship Sunday School Class. Memorials preferred Central Missionary Baptist Church; 406 Seminary St.; Warren, AR. 71671.

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Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: I am so sorry to read about Mr. Donnie's passing. He was a precious man and will be missed. My love to Mrs. Pat and the family.

Name: Mary Anna McClure
Message: I'm with you in heart & spirit. Love --

Name: David & Tina McClain
Message: Ms. Pat we're so sorry to hear about Mr. Copeland. He was a good man & a good person to work for. May God bless you and help you through this painful & hard time. Your in our thoughts & prayers.

Name: jerry&jo parker
Message: Dear Pat & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Donnie was a good person and he knew how to get things done. He was loved and will be missed by family and friends. Our love and prayer to you at this of saddness. Jerry&Jo

Name: Tammy Anders - Benbrook
Message: Ms. Pat and family, so sorry to hear about Mr.Donnie. I enjoyed going to church with both of you when I lived in Warren. Mr. Donnie was a good man and Central Baptist Church will surely miss him. You will continue to be in my prayers in the days ahead.

Name: Billy Euel Highfill
Message: Pat it was so nice to meet you a few years back. My family so sadden by the loss of our cousin Donnie. We grew up together in Gravelly,Ark had so many great times as kids. May the Lord richly bless you and your family and know we love all.

Name: Leea Browning
Message: Pat....we're so sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. May God be with you during your grieving. God bless!

Name: Leonard Robinson
Message: Donnie will be missed at Roper club. God Bless

Name: Evelyn and Dub Smalling
Message: Love and sympathy to Patsy and all the family of Donnie,from their Forester family friends

Name: Darrel and Wanda Smalling
Message: Forester friends of Donnie and Patsy.arytHau

Name: Dana Mays
Message: Pat, gibbs and i are so sorry to hear about donnie. our thoughts and prayers are with you. he was one of our buddies in the water business!!

Name: Sue Ann Cheatham
Message: So sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. He was a great cousin and friend. Pat, we lover you & we send our sympathy, love and prayers.

Name: Roper Deer Club
Message: Our thoughts and prayers go to the Copeland family in this time of sorrow.

Name: Twain Willis
Message: Your Family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Phil McIntyre
Message: Donnie was a very special cousin. We enjoyed talking old times and family. I will miss him! Love to you and family - you are in our prayers.

Name: Teddie Copeland
Message: Being Donnie's cousin, and almost same age, I got to spend every day in school with Donnie, through 7th grade, when they moved to Forester. Seemed everything we did, Donnie would always do a little better.My sisters Dorthy and Peggy also send their condolences to Patsy and family

Name: Tena Arnold
Message: Lauren, I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Name: Roy Ferrell
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Name: raymond &dorothy doggett
Message: you are in our thoughts and prayers

Name: Edna Cox
Message: Dear Pat and family, So sorry to read about Donnie's passing. He was a good friend of mine and my late husband Hariol when we were all in high school in Dierks, AR. I remember the last class reunion we all attended with great fondness. Many of the classmates from the four graduation classes at that reunion have passed. Pat, as one who just last year lost her husband, I know your pain and I am praying for you and trust that God will take care of you.

Name: Megan Hollowell
Message: Lauren, I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Name: Jared Williams
Message: Lauren, I am so sorry! If you need anything doll, you have my number and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Love you, Gwano!

Name: Margaret & Gene James
Message: Dear Patsy and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. We always enjoyed visiting with you and Donnie at the Forester Reunion. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Margaret & Gene