Canton - Gordon Coppenbarger, 86, of Canton passed away at 10:44 pm Friday, July 9, 2021 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born on April 25, 1935 in Havana to Clarence and Lillie (Hendee) Coppenbarger. Gordon married Lowane Rilea on October 16, 1954 in Havana. She survives along with four children; Julie Coppenbarger, Kelly Rawley and Sonja Cozad, all of Canton and Gordon Coppenbarger II of Peoria Heights, six grandchildren; Andrea Evans, Alicia Evans, Carly Cronk, Jill Rawley, Brandy Cozad and Ryan Cozad, sixteen great-grandchildren, four great great-grandchildren and a nephew Jim Service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Vicky Hall and one sister Helen Chase.
Gordon retired from International Harvester Company as a forklift driver after 31 years of service. He read his bible every day and always had a smile on his face.
Cremation rites have been accorded and there will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton are in charge of arrangements. To leave online condolences please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com
So sorry for your loss. I also worked with Gordon at Melgreens and he was fun and kind to be around. I will always remember him.
He always had a smile and a kind word. Sorry for your loss, he will be missed!!
So sorry to hear of Gordons passing. I worked with him him at I H and he was a fun person to be around. He always knew me where ever we would meer. I will miss him and his smile and laughter
My sympathy to the family. I had the opportunity to deliver furniture with Gordon at Melgreen's Furniture and he always had a smile and laugh. He was a hard worker and was always willing to help someone in need. He will be missed.
Such a wonderful caring man! Always a smile and kind words! So sorry for your family's loss!
It broke my heart to learn of my Uncle's passing. I never remember a time when Uncle Gordon would see you out somewhere that he did not have a smile on his face. He was so uplifting to be around and very loving, kind man. He will be greatly missed, such an honor to have him as my Uncle. Love and prayers go out to all the family. ❤🙏
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, Please be comforted by the hope that you will see your beloved one again in the very near future. Hosea 13:14
We re so sorry to hear of Gordan's passing Lowane. He was a great guy and we all were blessed to have known him. Mary and Don St. Clair
So sorry to see of Gordy's passing. He was such a wonderful man. Prayers to his family.
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