Donald W. Cope Sr.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Donald W. Cope Sr., 77, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

Born May 1, 1937 in Putnam County, he was the son of Charles Marion and Jessadene L. (Cunningham) Cope.

He married E. Joan (Oliver) Cope on Feb. 21, 1958 and she survives.

He was a United States Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean War.

Donald retired, after 22 years, from the Schneider Transport. He later drove a school bus for the North Putnam School Corporation.

He was a member of the Fillmore Christian Church, the Teamsters Union and a lifetime member of the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife; children Lydia Cope, Donald "Bud" (Sandra) Cope Jr., Debbie (Junior) Crowe, Steve (Debbie) Cope, Richard (Susan) Cope, Robert Cope and Annette (Jason) Henshilwood; brothers Bill Cope, Rick (Deb) Cope and Chuck (Pam) Cope; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Norma Curran; daughter-in-law Patti Cope; and granddaughter Elizabeth Cooper.

A celebration of life with military honors will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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