SUMMER SHADE – Freddie Paul Copas, 84, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at the TriStar Centennial Medical Center. He was born on April 12, 1939, to the late Joe Copas and Marie Vibbert Copas.
He is survived by two daughters, Lois (Phillip) Norris of Summer Shade, and Tina Muse of Tompkinsville; one son, Joe Paul Copas of Summer Shade; honorary son, Austin Copas; two sisters, Joyce Pedigo and Barbara Sue Stewart; eight grandchildren, Tamara, Krista, Tessa, Malenda, Melonie, Makendra, Alexius, and Corbin; twelve great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
n addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ann Lynn Copas; five brothers, Charlie, Roy, Virgil, Frosty, and John David Copas; three sisters, Glathey Strode, Stella Price, and Betty Copas Pennington.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 2, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, with burial in the Skaggs Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 3:00-8:00 P.M. and on Friday morning after 8:00 A.M. until time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made toward the funeral expense. These can be made at the office of McMurtrey Funeral Home.