Buford "Don" Donald Copley

Born: Mon., Nov. 24, 1941
Died: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 05, 2018
Location: Savannah United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Mon., Feb. 05, 2018
Location: Savannah United Methodist Church

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Buford Donald “Don” Copley age 76 of Greenwich, passed away Wednesday January 31, 2018.

Born in Fort Gay, West Virginia on November 24, 1941 and was raised by his grandfather Joshua Copley. He had been a resident of Ashland County since 1972. He had formerly been a resident of Orrville Ohio.

Mr. Copley had been employed as a Machinist at the F.E. Myers Company before his retirement and was also previously employed at Orrville Products in Orrville, Ohio.

He was a graduate of Wadsworth High School and was a member of the United States Navy Reserve.

On March 5, 1971 he married Sondra Harrison who preceded him in death in 2013.

Surviving are four daughters and sons in law, Cindy (Rick) Hicks of New Haven, Brenda (Rick) Craft of Ashland, Julie (Chuck) Martin of Ashland and Deb (Butch) Shull of Naples Florida.

Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

His brothers James Copley, Ray Copley; sister Freda and special cousins Opal and Junior also survive.

In addition to his wife Sondra he is preceded in death by his parents, one son Mike Berkey and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday February 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at the Savannah United Methodist Church with Pastor Johnnie Swann officiating. Burial will follow the funeral service in the Savannah Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at the Savannah United Methodist Church.

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Francis E. Berkey
   Posted Sat February 03, 2018
I was very surprised to learn of Don's passing away. I always considered him a good friend. When he first moved to Savannah I was still in the telephone contracting trade and hauled him along to help him learn the trade but it was not his bag. He was more into metal working so his father in law helped get him into Meyers. I was glad for him and knowing him to be a good worker I knew he could take good care of the family. I'm getting up in years myself and running short of old friends. I'm confident he still has that smile on his face as he is gazing down on us. I know he is very missed. God speed.

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