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White Funeral & Cremation Service

603 Ocean Hwy E, Bolivia, NC

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John Morgan Copeman II

September 24, 1942June 1, 2020
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John Copeman II of Boiling Spring Lakes, NC passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, June 1, 2020. He was born September 24, 1942 in Kingwood, WV. Growing up in the hills of West Virginia gave John a lifelong love of the outdoors, of fishing and hunting, activities he enjoyed throughout his life. He loved the beach, loved surf fishing (not surf catching!) and loved just about anything that raced. He was involved in many competitive shooting leagues, from trap to competition air gun (who knew?). He liked all of these best when he won. John left West Virginia at age 17 of serve his country as a US Marine. After leaving the Marine Corps in 1964 John and his young family settled in Maryland, joining other family members in that area. This is where he began his career in electronics. His quests in problem solving, figuring out how things worked and how to fix them led to a successful career in the medical analysis and diagnostic fields with major companies. After retiring from Siemens Medical Systems as a district service manager, John moved to Brunswick County, NC to be near his children and growing number of grandchildren, a move he never regretted. Since his retirement, John enjoyed many, many celebrations and get togethers with his family and extended family. John dearly loved his wife, his children and his grandchildren. He never lost contact with lifelong friends John is preceded in death by his parents, Lillian Ward Copeman and Morgan Copeman of Kingwood, WV, sister, Joyce Taylor Copeman, of Albright, WV and loved aunt and uncle Gwendolin and Archie Wood of Mingo, WV. John is survived by wife of 42 years Candy, daughter Stephanie Copeman Gilbert and husband Corky of Winnabow, NC, son John Copeman III and wife Diane of Wilmington, NC, granddaughter Shannon Gilbert Czajkowski and husband Joe of Charlotte, NC, grand son John Gilbert and wife Bridget of Atlanta, Ga, granddaughters Sophia and Bianca Copeman of Wilmington, NC, great grandchildren Mason and Madelyn Gilbert of Atlanta, Ga, niece Vicky Graham and family of Kingwood, WV, nephew John Taylor and family of Jacksonville, NC and lifelong friends Carl Padden of California and Howard Schultze of Maryland. John lived a successful and fulfilling life both professionally and personally. He loved nothing more than his family. He was a deeply loved husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be forever missed. A Celebration of Life service will be held September 19, 2020 at 12:00 noon in the chapel of White Funeral and Cremation Service in Bolivia, NC. * Due to the Governor's Executive Order, facemask and social distancing requirements must be followed.

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  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

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Carl Padden

September 19, 2020

Fortunate indeed is anyone who could claim John as a friend. Loyal and devoted, John's passing has left a deep hole in so many hearts.

Lisa Padden

September 19, 2020

John,
I will remember all the times you were at the house. The trap shoot meets on Sunday morning. Rest In Peace.

Vicky Graham

September 17, 2020

My Uncle John was an awesome man! He was witty, generous, fun, and supportive of every family member. He could tease and joke with the best of them. He loved WV, being outdoors hunting, fishing, and he especially enjoyed racing. Uncle john was fun to go and pick berries with, he always could find the “mother lode”! I will miss him terribly.
Sending prayers for comfort and peace to Candy, Stephanie, John, and their families, Keep him in your heart.

Charmaine Smith

June 8, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers. He was a great person. Loved seeing him at the reunions.

Jack Bonafield

June 5, 2020

My cousin john was always my hero growing up and will always be he was always there for me good and bad so glad he passed with no pain will miss him

Shirley Hawkins

June 5, 2020

Copeman Family, I am sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers.

Shirley Hawkins

Glenn Stoneroad

June 5, 2020

I meet John in the 70's and he was my boss at Siemens for many years. Best boss I had in my 50 years with Siemens. My condolences to Candy and the family. John will be missed but never forgotten. God needed him that is why he took him home and God will comfort all of you everyday. I'll keep all of you in my prayers

Angel Fauntleroy

June 4, 2020

When the Marines were looking for a few good men, they found John. When my sister was looking for a good man, she found John. When my son was looking for a good male role model, he found John. John had a positive impact on so, so many lives. And he was fun and funny. He made the best spaghetti sauce ever. For many, many reasons, I will miss him. My best wishes to my sister and the extended family and friends. Angel

Gabriel Fauntleroy

June 4, 2020

I have and always will love his sarcasm, humor and how he’d joke with me. Years ago, we saw a Nash Rambler and I said a neighbor had the exact same car, but in another color. Uncle John’s response... “so it’s exactly the same, but different!” Almost 40 years later, I use that line and chuckle about it!

Deanna Savon

June 4, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of John. I truly enjoyed working for him at Siemens. Thoughts and prayers to Candy and all of his family.
Deanna

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