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Rudy D. Copeland

February 27, 1955 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Rudy Copeland Obituary

Rudy D. Copeland age 68 of Sidney passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 2:35 AM at home. He was born on February 27, 1955 at Wilson Hospital the son of Clifford and Florence (Helmlinger) Copeland.

Rudy is preceded in death by his mother, father, 2 brothers, sister-in-law Jan Copeland, mother and father-in-law Howard and Doris Davis, sister-in-law Judy (Davis) McCall and brother-in-law John Robert Davis.

Rudy is survived by his wife Linda (Davis) Copeland who he married on August 15, 1981, brother Sam Copeland, nephews Mike (Becky) Copeland, Kelly (Cindy) Copeland, Marc (Abby) Copeland, great nieces and nephews Cortney Copeland, Kaylee Copeland, Kasey (Copeland) Gadsby, Archer Copeland, Harper Copeland, Spencer Copeland, great-great niece Oakley Gadsby, brothers-in-law Tom (Amy) Davis and David (Barb) Davis, sister-in-law Trese Davis, brother-in-law Eugene McCall, nieces and nephews Aaron (Lori) Davis, Jenny (Nick) Myers, Katie Davis, Cindy (Chris) Dulaney, Karyn Davis, Maggie Davis, Addi Davis, Eugene McCall lll, Elizabeth McCall, Alexander McCall, Elaine (Tyler) McCall and John David McCall, great nieces and nephews Kolbie, Haily, and Brailyn Davis, Addison, Kimmie, Isabelle, and Kaylee Myers, and Tony and Penny Dulaney.

From August of 1997 to July 1998 Rudy and Linda hosted Ben Behrendt, a German exchange student. Rudy graduated from Jackson Center High School in 1973. Rudy worked at Monarch in Sidney, Corrupak in Jackson Center, and retired from Honda of America on February 27, 2014 after working 31 1/4 years for the company.

Rudy and Linda were avid motorcycles riders. They rode their Gold Wing in 49 states (all but Hawaii). Trip of a lifetime was a 6 1/2 week trip to Alaska and back. He was a member of GWRRA (Gold Wing Road Riders Association) until it folded in 2022. Then joined Eagle Wings Motorcycle Association in 2022).

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home with Pastor Kris Geise officiating. Burial to follow at Cedar Point Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 11, 2024 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Day City Hospice 7601 Paragon Rd. Suite 203 Dayton, Ohio 45459 and EWMA Chapter F, Fairborn, Ohio Feed the Seniors (Eagle Wings Motorcycle Association).

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February 11, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
302 S. Main Avenue
Sidney, OH 45365

Funeral Service
February 12, 2024

11:00 AM
Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
302 S. Main Avenue
Sidney, OH 45365


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