Kraft Funeral Service & Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park

2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN


Earl Wayne Copple

February 17, 1954June 2, 2019

Earl Wayne Copple, 65, died Sunday, June 2, 2019 at his home. The son of the late Goebel J. Copple and Bertha M. Graebe, Earl was born February 17, 1954 in Scottsburg, Indiana. He retired from Indiana University Southeast and was a former auxiliary police officer with the Clarksville Police Department. He was affiliated with the former Fraze Archery, was a proficient archer, and loved to fish, hunt, and throw tomahawks.

Earl is survived by a daughter, Faith Copple; grandchildren, Abby and Jacob Standiford; and siblings, Barbara Snow, Don (Terry), Robert, and Glen Copple; and sisters, Wanda Hays (George), Carol Bowman, and Vivian Lemay (John).

Visitation will be from 5 pm ~ 8 pm Thursday, June 6th, at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany Indiana. His Funeral Service will be 10 am Friday, June 7th, in the Kraft Charlestown Road Chapel with burial to follow in Hibernia Cemetery, Charlestown, Indiana.

Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfs.com.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 7, 2019


Earl Wayne Copple

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Jean Abshire

June 6, 2019

I’m a professor at IU Southeast and knew Earl from when he would come to help out with a problem. I never worked with him on a daily basis but I knew Earl – he was so nice and helpful and good at his work. Any time I had to ask for help and Earl would show up, it was a relief because I knew I had someone with me who would get the job done well. I always appreciated his friendliness, great maintenance abilities, and dedication. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to Earl’s loved ones and my thanks to Earl for everything.

Linda Endris

June 6, 2019

I worked at IUS for 9 years. If anything needed to be done, we always knew to call Earl. He was a great guy!

Kimberly Pelle

June 6, 2019

Godspeed Earl, My Friend.

You were always such a happy-go-lucky, do-anything-for-you type of guy, and a wonderful IU Southeast colleague. Anytime I needed something, I could call you and you'd be there. I remember how your eyes sparkled when you talked about your family. Heaven must have needed some maintenance work. You will truly be missed.

Your friend,