In memory of
Donald G. Copeland Sept. 10, 1941 - Dec. 15,2019 OKLAHOMA CITY On the morning of Dec. 15, 2019, God called our beloved husband, brother, and uncle Don to his eternal home. Donald G. Copeland "Suzie," was born in Purcell, OK on Sept. 10, 1941, to Glynn and Lucille (Ross) Copeland. Donald grew up with four siblings, Jack, Jerry, James, and Shirley. Donald attended Maysville schools through 11th grade, and graduated from Lindsay High School. He went on to attend Central State University and the University of Oklahoma. Donald married the love of his life, Helen Keith, on Nov. 17, 1972. He served in the United States Army in 1964 in active duty, and then served an additional 6.5 years in the Air National Guard. He later went on to begin a banking career with Fidelity Bank, where he worked for over 20 years, ultimately retiring from BancFirst in 2016 after more than 50 years of service. Donald was awarded for his 50 years of service by the Oklahoma Bankers Association in May 2016. Music was Donald's love. He was a beautiful singer and sang with Leon Russell in younger years. In addition, he enjoyed doing genealogy research and having lunch with his BancFirst family. He was amazing at Trivia and was an avid Oklahoma City Thunder fan. Above all, Don loved the Lord and loved spending time with his family. He was a member of Southern Hills Baptist Church and had a true servant's heart. He was a great conversationalist and loved telling stories about his past and was mentor to his friends and family. Don will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in passing by his parents, Glynn and Lucille Copeland; and brothers, James and Jerry Copeland. Those left to continue his legacy include his loving wife of 47 years, Helen Copeland, of the home; mother-in-law, Glenda Reigh, of Oklahoma City; brother, Jack Copeland, of Tulsa; sister, Shirley Bowen, of Norman; sister-in-law, Annette Smith and husband Wayne; six nieces, nine great-nieces, three nephews, and 10 great-nephews. Donald is also survived by a host of loving extended family and friends. The family would like to express special appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and staff at St. Anthony hospital for their compassion and care given to Don in the last week of his life. A Memorial Service to honor Don's life will take place 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Southern Hills Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriner's Children Hospital or to a charity of your choice.
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