Robert Coston Coupland
June 18, 1961 – March 2, 2019
Robert Coston Coupland was born on Father’s Day, June 18, 1961 and his birth was announced, along with other newborns, in the Birmingham News. Robert was the son of the late Bobby Emmet Coupland and Sheila Oliver Coupland. They were residents of Homewood at the time of his birth. Robert attended school in the Mountain Brook School system through his sophomore year and graduated from Walton High School in Cobb County, Georgia in 1979. He was an active member of The Boy Scouts of America--Troop 320 at First Presbyterian Church of Mountain Brook and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. Robert attended Auburn University from 1979 through 1983 and was a member of the Beta Eta chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. In 1992, he graduated from UAB with a BS degree in accounting and in 1994, he received his master’s degree in accounting from Auburn. In the ensuing years, Robert worked as a Certified Public Accountant in Atlanta and Birmingham. In 2018, Robert made a move to Phoenix, Arizona, where he was employed by Walker & Armstrong accounting firm. After a brief illness, he died unexpectedly at his home in the Chandler area of Phoenix. Robert will be remembered as a kind, generous friend and a dedicated employee. He was deeply loved by his entire family, and his sudden passing has been difficult to bear. Robert is survived by his mother, Sheila Oliver Coupland, who recently made her home in Phoenix, by his sister, Janet Coupland McClendon (Mrs. Gregory N. McClendon) and two nephews, Daniel Simms Newell and Davis Coupland Newell---all of the Phoenix area. A memorial service will be held at the First Christian Church on Valleydale Road in Inverness on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm. A family graveside service will follow on Sunday at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham.
- Memorial Service Saturday, March 9, 2019
- Graveside Service Sunday, March 10, 2019