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Dan Copeland, 1959 - 2012

Dan Copeland

1959 - 2012

Published Nov. 8, 2012 @ 7:26 p.m.

Dan Copeland, 53, of Gail died Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at his home.

Dan was born to Leslie and Bertie (Vaughan) Copeland September 2, 1959 at Crosbyton. Dan attended school at Lazbuddie and graduated Lazbuddie High School. After graduating he began his work as a heavy equipment operator. He married and had three daughters. They made their home at Gail. He worked for over 30 years all over the South Plains and West Texas. He retired in 2009, due to health concerns. He married Deola Riley April 25, 2009 at Gail. Dan was a Christian man who enjoyed his relationship with the Lord and his children and grandchildren. He had a very special relationship with his brother Randy. They enjoyed many good times together.

Survivors include: his wife Deola Copeland of Post; his mother Bertie Copeland of Gail; three daughters: Becky Justice and spouse Bryan of Post; Rika Jo Copeland-Law and spouse Eric of Albany and Dannelle Rae Garrison and spouse Michael of East Texas. Two step-sons: David Lechuga of Post and Lavoy Lechuga and spouse Tina of Woodward, Oklahoma. One step-daughter: Billie Jean Zapata of Post. One brother: Randy Copeland of Gail. Six grandchildren: Ben and Blane Justice; Kason and Bryson Law; Emily and Shane Garrison. Eight step-grandchildren: Ashley Jones, Andrew Lechuga, Brooke Lechuga, Abigail Lechuga, Michael Willis, Felicia Lechuga, Tori Zapata and Justin Zapata. Three step-great-grandchildren: Jacey Jones, Aubrey Jones and Sean Montoya. Several special uncles and cousins.

Service will be 11:00 am Saturday, November 10, 2012 in the Gail Cemetery. The Rev. Randy Hardman, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Gail will officiate. Arrangements are under the personal care of Dee and Janet Justice - Justice-Mason Funeral Home of Post.

The family will greet friends 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. today, Friday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Borden County EMS, P.O. Box 342, Gail, Texas 79738


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