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“Chris, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. The Copeland family was like relatives to me. Lois was like an aunt and her sons were like cousins. I know...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Jack Craiglow - Lancaster, OH

“I remember Gary as a youngster, running outside, playing at the family home in Millersport while our mothers visited on the porch. I am so sorry. His...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Jan Christian-King - Columbus, OH

Gary's Army photo circa 1977
3 of 15 | Posted by: Larry Copeland

Gary Lee and Chris circa 1995
4 of 15 | Posted by: Larry Copeland

Mother and son circa 1980
5 of 15 | Posted by: Larry Copeland

Gary and Chris circa 1980
6 of 15 | Posted by: Larry Copeland

Circa 1980
7 of 15 | Posted by: Larry Copeland

“My thoughts & prayers goes out to all of Gary's family, he was always so kind during our school days & was 1 of a kind, fly high my friend. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Joyce Caudell - Thornville, OH

“Gone but not forgotten see ya Gary. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: greg fox

You are and will be missed
10 of 15 | Posted by: Larry Copeland


11 of 15 | Posted by: Ron Caudell - Newark, OH

“Gone too soon. Peace be the journey. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Clarence Hanzey - Newark, OH

“Your light will not go out in my heart until I meet you once more beyond the veil big brother. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Larry Copeland - Chillicothe, OH

“Our deepest sympathy to Chris and Family. You are in our prayers. God bless. Linda and Lynette Jones ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Thoughts and prayers and aunt Chris! We love you and will miss you uncle gary. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Heather Stocklin - St marys, OH


Gary L. Copeland age 60, of Lima passed away Thursday Sept. 28, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born July 13, 1957 in Bellefontaine, Ohio to the late Carl Eugene and Louise Mae Nickell Copeland. He married Christina Louise Bergdorf Sept. 30, 1978 and she survives in Lima.
Gary enjoyed writing short stories, fishing and reading.
Additional survivors include 2 brothers Jerry Copeland of Lima and Larry Copeland of Chillicothe.
The family will receive friends 2-7 p.m. Sunday, October 1 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Memorial contributions may be given to the family to help with final expenses.