David George Copeland 47, passed away Saturday, June 22, 1991 at his home.
He was born April 26, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah, son of William Oceanus and Mildred Dansie Copeland. He married Carma Christensen, July 29, 1961 in Folkston, Georgia. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He was reared and educated in Jacksonville, Florida where he graduated from High School. He received a B.S. degree from Weber State College and MBA at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. He had lived in California for 14 years during his military service, and in Fruit Heights the past nine years. He was a member of the Fruit Heights 3rd LDS Ward and had served as home teacher, Cub Master, Scout Master, Young Men's president, counselor in the bishopric, Sunday School teacher and was currently serving as executive secretary. He worked for Unisys Corp. as a senior electronic engineer. He taught classes for Junior Achievement, Republican Committee, Davis County Vocational School Committee. He retired after 20 years of service in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.Surviving are his wife, Fruit Heights, one son, five daughters, David Lynn and Nancy Copeland, Brewster, New York; Rhonda Copeland, Salt Lake City; Valerie and Wayne Adams, Grand Blanc, Michigan; Michele Copeland, Provo; Tamara Copeland and Jennifer Copeland, both of Fruit Heights; two grandchildren; also surviving are his parents, Bristol, Florida; two brothers, seven sisters, Thomas Copeland, Jacksonville, Florida; James Copeland, Bristol, Florida; Ellen Virden, Henderson, Nevada; Mary Porter, Waycross, Georgia; Donna Milton and Nancy Price, both of Doctors Inlet, Florida; Christine Bradbury and Barbara White, both Orange Park, Florida; Sarah Smith, Lake Butler, Florida.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 11 a.m. at the Fruit Heights LDS Stake Center, 170 No. Mountain Rd., Fruit Heights. Friends may call Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main St. and Friday at the Stake Center from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Interment: Spanish Fork Cemetery where military honors will be accorded.
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