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Byrl Thomas Coppinger
Birth: Apr. 14, 1927
Crisman
Porter County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1985
Danville
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA

Son of Clark Coppinger and Naomi Spencer Coppinger; husband of Virginia Harding Coppinger; father of 3 daughters; US Navy Veteran, WWII... 32nd degree Freemason and Shriner---those are the bare facts of his life.

Dad knew a lot of tragedy in his short life, but he kept going, kept fighting. He worked very hard to raise his family. He was honest and forthright.

He was the finest person I have ever known.

Thinking of you, Dad..today and always. Thanks for being my Dad.

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I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead. He is just away.

With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land.
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since he lingers there.

And you- you, who the wildest yearn
For the old-time step and the glad return-
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of there as the love of here;

Think of him still as the same, I say;
He is not dead-he is just away.
~~~

By James Whitcomb Riley

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A special thanks to James Seidelman for restoring Dad's photos. They look wonderful. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Clark Harold Coppinger (1903 - 1967)
  Naomi Pearl Spencer Coppinger (1903 - 1947)
 
 Siblings:
  Byrl Thomas Coppinger (1927 - 1985)
  Harold Spencer Coppinger (1929 - 2006)*
  Wallace Joseph Coppinger (1930 - 2006)*
  Helen Louise Coppinger (1932 - 1991)*
  Clark Spencer Coppinger (1933 - 1994)*
  Rodger Dean Coppinger (1936 - 2005)*
  Lonnie Dale Coppinger (1937 - 2002)*
  Olive Coppinger (1938 - 1995)*
  Kurt B. Coppinger (1941 - 1941)*
  Sally L. Coppinger (1951 - 2001)**
  Jerry L. Coppinger (1953 - 1999)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
McCool Cemetery
Portage
Porter County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: JJ Coppinger
Record added: Sep 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15883210
Byrl Thomas Coppinger
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Byrl Thomas Coppinger
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Byrl Thomas Coppinger
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JJ's beloved Dad
- Colleen Hoover
 Added: Dec. 26, 2014
Christmas blessings to the families of Byrl Thomas Coppinger! May you enjoy God's Love, joy, and peace this Christmas season!
- Carole Whittemore
 Added: Dec. 25, 2014
Merry Christmas Sir...
- Diane Miller
 Added: Dec. 24, 2014
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