Richard Eugene Copeland, 83, of Rosebud, Mo. passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur.
Richard was born in Union on May 26, 1934, to the late Otto and Sylvia (Schweer) Copeland. On July 30, 1976, in Gerald he was united in marriage to Mary Lou Rowe. He had worked as an operator for the Franklin County Highway Dept.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Lou; daughter, Deborah Copeland; and brother, Donald Copeland.
His survivors include his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Rowe of Owensville; sons, Roger Copeland and special friend Donna Brown of Gerald, Randy Copeland of Sullivan and Jamie Reilly of Hampton Bay, N.Y.; daughters, Diane Copeland of Imperial, Heather Reilly of Branson and Erin Reilly of Baltimore, Maryland; sisters, Lavern Hecht of Gerald and Peggy Schmidt of Sullivan; sister-in-law, Bernice Copeland of Gerald; and six grandchildren.
His body was cremated and no services are planned at this time.