Mitchell Copas, age 88 of the Hermitage Springs Community in Clay County, TN passed away, Tuesday evening, December 27, 2011 at the Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville, KY.
Funeral Services for Mitchell Copas were conducted Friday morning, December 30, 2011 at 11 a.m. from the Anderson & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Red Boiling Springs with Jimmy Cook officiating. Interment followed in the Hermitage Springs Cemetery with military honors. His pallbearers were George Curtis, Richard Green, Tim Copas, Ronald Copas, Donald Copas, James Copas, Connie Wayne Dillehay and Avery Johnson. Mitchell was born Tuesday, May 29, 1923 in Monroe County, Kentucky, the son of the late Bertie Nelson and Gertrude Hale Copas. On July 6, 1948, he married the former Bertha Lee Carter, who preceded him in death on May 11, 2011. In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by his daughter, Virginia Carlson, son, Gary Copas, sister, Genevieve Copas, half-sisters, Ora Russell and Marie Davis, brothers, Ed and Everett Copas and half-brother, Earl Copas. Mitchell was a farmer and an employee with the Clay County Highway Department for 8 years. He was also a member of the Church of Christ and a World War II veteran. Survivors include: daughter & son-in-law, Kathryn & Roger Langford, Red Boiling Springs, sons & daughters-in-law, Jerry & Pam Copas, Smyrna, Bradley & Melissa Copas, Moss, son-in-law, Daniel Carlson, Lake Worth, FL, sister, Ruenell Anderson, brother, Roy Copas both of Tipton, IN, 8 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Anderson & Son Funeral Home, Red Boiling Springs, TN.