Harold Eugene “Gene,” Copeland, 76, Sidney, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born October 21, 1943 in Sidney, Ohio, the son of Harold Edgar and Christina (Meyer) Copeland and they are deceased. He married Diana Brandon in 1985 and she survives along with three sons, Jeremy Copeland and girlfriend, Patricia Grimes of Farmville, North Carolina, Arthur Eugene Copeland and wife Tracy of Celina, Ohio and Kelly Joe Copeland of Sidney, Ohio; one sister, Pat Koons of California and one brother, Ralph Copeland of Anna, Ohio and fifteen grandchildren and twenty nine great-grandchildren. Three sisters; Virginia Ailes, Carol Cullison, and Betty Copeland, have preceded Gene in death. He was a laborer at Stolle Corporation in Sidney, Ohio before his retirement. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney, Ohio with Pastor Jim Valekis officiating. Friends may call at Salm-Mcgill and Tangeman Funeral from 11:00 AM until the hour of service on Friday, January 31, 2020. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home is honored to be handling Gene’s funeral arrangements and condolences may be expressed on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com
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