Services for Mr. Earl Ray Copeland, 79, of Grand Saline, are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, September 3, 2020, at Bartley Funeral Home, with Bro. Homer Morgan officiating.
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Burial will be in Creagleville Cemetery.
Mr. Copeland passed away August 30, 2020, in a Tyler hospital. He was born June 25, 1941, in Grand Saline, to Elijah & Ona Elizabeth Hare Copeland. He spent most of his life in Grand Saline where he was a member of Roundflat Pentecostal Church. He worked most of his life as a paint/body man and had also worked in the oil field. Earl Ray loved to fish. He is preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers, Richard Copeland, J.V. Copeland, O. D. Copeland, J. R. Copeland, Virgil Nelson, Jewel Copeland, Jack Copeland and R.V. Copeland; and four sisters, Ruby Nelson, Charlene Sides, Ruby Copeland and Francis Lisa Waymire.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Marie Copeland of Grand Saline; two sons, James Earl Copeland of Seagoville and Rusty Copeland of Grand Saline; three daughters, Julie Ann Coker of Oklahoma, Tammy DeAnn Copeland of Oklahoma and Janice Alcalan of Grand Saline; brother, Sammy Gene Copeland and wife Mary of Grand Saline; sister, Merle Fay Schnadenberg of Grand Saline; thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Randy J. Copeland, Tommy Copeland, Dalton Copeland, William Burge, and B.J. Copeland.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.