William Henry Copeland

William Henry Copeland, 80, of Sour Lake, gained his heavenly wings on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at his residence with his loving family by his side. William was born in Huntsville, Texas on July 26, 1939, to Gerald Copeland and Ula Mae. He grew up in Huntsville, Texas and joined the Marines and proudly served his country for four years where he was rifle marksman and received a medal for it in 1959. He then moved to Sour Lake in 1966 and worked for Radley Oil field for over 40 years and retired from there in 2015. William was a part of the Sour Lake Division of the American Legion for 15 years.

William is preceded in death by his mother and father, Ula Mae and Gerald Copeland and sisters, Judy Johnstone and Joyce Copeland.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Becky Copeland, 5 daughters, Joanna and husband Craig Brocato, Renee and husband David Laird, Lind Lewis, Regina Copeland and Katrina Copeland. William also had 13 grand kids and 7 great grandkids.

A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 10:00a.m. until 12: 00 p.m. at Growing in Christ’s Images Church 375 W Barfield St. Sour Lake, Texas 77659. A service of remembrance will follow at 12: 00 p.m.

Honoring William as pallbearers are Cody Laird, Ayden Welch, Austin Welch, Justin Stratton, Brandon Thomas, and Blake Thomas. Honorary pallbearers are Chris Meaux, Roy Harmon, Rob Haley, Jason Janise, Pete Hebert, David Laird, Craig Brocato, Danny Reid, and Shahid Mahmood.

Cremation under the care of Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc.

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