William Roger “Billy” Copeland

December 12, 1941 - May 7, 2014

12/12/1941 - 05/07/2014

Past Services

Friday May 09, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Saturday May 10, 2014
2:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

William Roger “Billy” Copeland, Jr., age 72, passed away on May 7, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his loving family

Mr. Copeland was born on December 12, 1941, in Bertie County a son of the late William and Edna (White) Copeland. He was in the first graduating class at Pitt Community College where he earned his Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering. Billy was owner and operator of Bertie Staffing and B & B Mini Storage in Ahoskie. He was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was on the finance committee. Billy loved the outdoors and was an avid golfer and fisherman as long as his health permitted.

Besides his parents, Mr. Copeland was preceded in death by his brother, Darden Copeland.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Brenda Brinkley Copeland,his son, William Roger “Bill” Copeland, III and wife, Georgia of Ahoskie, NC; two daughters, Renee C. Boswell and husband, Greg of Colerain, NC, and Rebeccah C. Adams and husband, Roger of Aulander, NC; two sisters, Melba Cobb and husband, Braxton of Merry Hill, NC, and Paige Myers and husband, Bob of Colerain, NC; two brothers, Sidney Copeland and wife, Carolyn of Aulander, NC, and Carson Copeland of Windsor, NC; two granddaughters, Gracie Boswell of Colerain, NC, and Cassidy Adams of Aulander, NC; two grandsons, Will Chamblee and fiance’ Landis Joyner of Ahoskie, NC, Josh Adams and wife, Suzanne of Aulander, NC; a great-granddaughter, Faith Adams of Aulander, NC; and his best friend, his dog, Bogey, numerous nieces and nephews and special friends.

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Debbie Howard
9 years ago

Mr. Billy was truly an inspiration to me in his daily determination and with his walk with God. He would stroll that walker of his into church on Sunday mornings.. with a smile on his face! Knowing the battles he must be fighting on a daily if not hourly basis, just to see his determination to be in the House of the Lord was truly an inspiration to me. We will surely miss his presence.