William Borah Copeland

December 6, 1925November 27, 2013

High Point- William Borah Copeland, 87, died on November 27, 2013 at Clare Bridge Nursing Center. Funeral services will be at 1 PM, Saturday, November 30, at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm Chapel with interment to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Bill was born in Dobson to the late Jesse and Virginia Smith Copeland. He retired from Sears-Roebuck Catalogue Distribution Center as a manager with 40 years of service. From 1944 to 1946 he proudly served our country in the US Army during WWII and received a Bronze Star. He met and proposed to the love of his life Lucy Epperson the first time he met her on a blind date in Mount Airy. Sixty six wonderful years later, they have raised a family, traveled through the forty eight contiguous states, loved dancing together and enjoyed their retirement in each other’s company. Bill enjoyed playing golf, was a member of Green Valley Country Club and of Greensboro Elk’s Lodge #602. He will be remembered as an extremely friendly and selfless person, often going without so that he could help someone in need. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather . He is survived by his loving wife, Lucy Copeland of High Point; children and their spouses, William Thomas Copeland (Faye) of Ft. Myers, FL, Robert Franklyn Copeland (Kathy) of Alpharetta, GA, Joel Edwin Copeland (Lori) of High Point, and Linda Murdock (Keith) of Birmingham, AL; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by seven siblings and son Larry Samuel Copeland.

The family would like to thank the staffs of Clare Bridge Nursing Center and Skeet Club Manor for the care and compassion shown Mr. Copeland during his residency. On line condolences may be made to



  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 30, 2013


  • Interment

William Borah Copeland

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Kathryn Copeland

December 2, 2013

I will miss you Uncle Bill. Aunt Lucy, Billie, Bobby, Joel and Linda, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Mary Kathryn

November 30, 2013

Love and prayers.

Shirley Jones

Deena Williams

November 29, 2013

I am so sorry, Joel, for your loss. I only met your father once, but he made quite an impression. He was so charming and witty. I see where you get it from. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Your friend and co-worker,
Deena Williams

Rebecca Huskey

November 29, 2013

To my dear aunt Lucy and all of my Copeland cousins, I will miss that wonderful smile and cheerful laugh. May God comfort you in this difficult time. Uncle Bill, I will miss you dearly.

Love to you all,

Barbara Copeland Oneal

November 28, 2013

We love you Uncle Bill.You will truely be missed. You were one of the best! Barbara and Michael

barbara copeland oneal

November 28, 2013

We love you uncle Bill and we will miss you. Barbara and Michael

Janet Carter

November 28, 2013

Rest in Peace, beloved Uncle Bill. Well done. We already miss you.