OBITUARY

Bob D. Cope

August 25, 1938December 2, 2013
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Bob D. Cope, 75, died on Monday, December 2, 2013 at his home in Charlotte. He was born on August 25, 1938 in Sherman, Texas and was the son of the late Harmon F. Cope and Lucille Roberts Cope. Mr. Cope served in the Army Reserves and retired from IBM Corporation in 1993 He worked and held a variety of management positions in Huntsville, AL, Washington, DC, Virginia Beach, VA, Charlotte, NC, St. Louis, MO and Dallas TX. Following his retirement he owned a furniture refinishing business in Dallas, TX. In 1999 he and his beloved wife Kathy built their home in Denison, TX. They were active members of the Sherman Preservation League and enjoyed their retirement to the fullest by filling their free time with travelling, hosting the yearly “Camp Cope” for the grandchildren and antiquing. After Kathy’s death in 2010, Bob moved to Aldersgate CCRC in Charlotte to be closer to his daughters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Ruth Watson Cope and brother, Harmon F. Cope, Jr. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Carolyn Cope Harte and husband, Tom; Robert D. Cope; Kathryn Cope Wood and husband Brian ; bonus daughters, Suzzanne Schloemann, Stephanie Schloemann Lange and husband Steve; sister, Jane Ann Cope; grandchildren; T. J. Harte, Brian, Kevin, Katelyn, Michael and Laura Cope; Jarrett Wood; Becky Schloemann; Michael and Jared Lange; many nieces and nephews and especially Deb and Kevin Boring; former wife and mother of their 3 children, Della Clayton Hasekamp. A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, December 9, 2013 at Christ United Methodist Church with Reverend Jim Humphries officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. The family deeply appreciates the care that has been provided by the Aldersgate staff, most especially his caregivers, Barbara, Billie, Ina, Mai, Nadiyah, Nedra, Shonda and Sonya. They were devoted, loving and compassionate. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Novant Health Hospice and Palliative Care, P O Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233 or the Parkinson Disease Foundation at PDF.org. Arrangements are in the care of Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service. On-line condolences may be placed at www.forestlawnwest.com.

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Jim Rees

December 9, 2013

I enjoyed knowing both Bob and Kathy over the past 20 years. They were both a pleasure to know. I will miss them both. Condolences to all of the family.

Jim Rees

Doug Glaspell

December 6, 2013

Bob and Kathy were great friends and business pardners in the furniture business with us. We had good times working and traveling together. We will miss Bob but will always have good memories and of our fun times. Our condolences go out to the family.
Doug and Sandra Glaspell

December 6, 2013

So sorry for your loss Carolyn ,prayers to you all!!!
Eileen and family

Kimberly Silva

December 6, 2013

I first met Bob at Remember This Antique Mall when he & Kathy were selling there. I went on to establish my own store and Bob was a big part of that; working for me several times a week. We adored him and admired him greatly, especially his military service. We are living in Texas and are unable to attend Bob's service on such short notice, but will be thinking of you all. The world will be at a loss without Bob Cope. He was truly a great man.

Ron and Kathy Kostamo

December 6, 2013

We are extremely sad today and want to extend our sincere condolences to all of Bob's family. We had the pleasure of taking three wonderful trips with Bob and Kathy over the years. We met them for the first time in the summer of 2006 on the Vantage Grand European River Cruise, along with the Murray's and the Downes'. We all became instant friends. We had great fun together. Bob taught us all how to love Rum Raisin ice cream. Your Dad was a very special person. We shared in each others good times and bad. We created many wonderful memories. We too will miss our dear friend. But he and Kathy are now traveling together on a trip of a lifetime.

Esther Kopp

December 6, 2013

I was very good friends with Kathy when we all lived in Carrollton and belonged to the Metrocrest Newcomers Club. We did a lot of things together and I only knew Bob through her. A couple of times we did things together on a couple social basis... he was quite a character. The two of them were so very happy together... and now together again. I know your Dad will be sadly missed, but certainly never ever forgotten. May the love you shared with him along with your treasured memories give you comfort, not only now at this time, but in the years to come.

My sincere sympathy to you and your family... Esther Kopp

Larry Lowton

December 5, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

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