John Harold Copeland

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Graveside Service for , John Harold Copeland91 of Malvern, Arkansas will be at 2:00pm on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Old Bokoshe Cemetery Pavilion in Bokoshe, Oklahoma with Reverend Vernon Stone officiating. Services are under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro, Oklahoma.

John was born on July 19, 1930 in Bokoshe, Oklahoma to Katherine (Martin) Copeland and Lester Copeland and passed away peacefully on November 14, 2021 in Malvern, Arkansas. He was married to Janet Denise (Venable) Copeland on October 10, 1980 in Oklahoma City, Ok. John was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Katherine Copeland; brothers, Donald Copeland, Gene Copeland, and Robert Copeland. He joined the United States Air Force at the age of 16 and was a retired Veteran. After his military service, John began a career in law enforcement, serving as a Plumas County (Ca) deputy sheriff followed by 10 years as a state investigator for his home state of Oklahoma. He loved to fly fish for trout in the mountain streams of California. He was a published author of 2 books and poems. John loved the skill of knife throwing he developed in Morocco during his service in the Air Force. Older model Porsche cars was a love of his as well as travel and adventure. John loved nothing more than his family especially his kids and grandkids. Denise and John traveled the world during their 41 years of marriage, those 41 years were the happiest of his life.

Survivors include his wife, Janet "Denise" Copeland; daughters, Carmalita Russo and husband David of Shingletown, California, Tami Copeland of Rohnert Park, California; son John W Copeland of Long Beach, Ca; brother, Jim Copeland of Mannford, Oklahoma; grandsons, Dustin Frenchick, Kyle Copeland; great grandson, John Alven Copeland, numerous other relatives and loved ones.

Viewing will be 12:30pm - 1:30pm Thursday at the funeral home.


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