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William F. ‘Fred’ Copeland

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William F. “Fred” Copeland, retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel, was born May 14, 1938, to William Earl and Adelaide C. Copeland in San Antonio, Texas. Fred went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, surrounded by his family.

Fred was a graduate of Alamo Heights High School, Trinity University, U.S. Army Infantry School, and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Fred served his country for more than 37 years in the active Army and U.S. Army Reserve. He was a strong supporter of religious freedom and Second Amendment rights. He was an award-winning competitive shooter both in the Army and as a civilian. At 11 years old, he was the National All Gauge Sub-Junior Class B Champion in skeet. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and Reserve Officers Association.

A faithful member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church, Fred served on committees when he was able.

Fred was preceded in death by his father and his grandson, Daniel Beaty.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Norma Lee Wallace Copeland; his daughters and their husbands, Lisa Marie and Raymond House of San Antonio and Pamela Anne and Jimmie Trimble of Wall; and his grandchildren, Sarah Beaty, Mikayla House, Timothy Beaty, and Korey House. He is also survived by his mother, Adelaide C. Copeland; his brother, James N. Copeland and wife Jean; and his sister, Connie E. Booth and husband Bryan; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews, and a host of great friends.

During his civilian life, Fred was involved in the Wholesale Hardware and Sporting Goods business where he served in every capacity from order filler in the warehouse to president and CEO of Van Hoogenhuyze Wholesale Hardware Co. He served as a charter member of the Winchester Distributor Advisory Council, was an active rancher, an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, and a holder of a U.S. Patent for a unique hunting blind. He was a professional guide for both trophy bass and trophy deer for several years. He was a 16-year survivor of pancreatic cancer and served as an inspiration to many who were fighting cancers of all kinds. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend, and he will be missed by many.

A graveside service, with full military honors, was held Friday, Sept. 9, at 9:30 a.m. in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio with the Rev. Bill Shockley of Oak Ridge Baptist Church officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the South Texas Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1210, Beeville, TX 78104-1210, VITAS Hospice of San Antonio, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

A special thanks for all the years of care go to Dr. Steven Kalter, Dr. Keith Eyre, Dr. Richard Lochte, Monica, Judy, and Ginger, Dr. Wesley Stamps, Dr. Werner Kiesling, the START Center, our VITAS nurse, Rose, the VITAS Inpatient Staff, and to the prayer warriors of many faiths who prayed for him, especially these last few months.

The Lord giveth and taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

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