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Leonard E. "Bud" Anderson Copeland

Leonard E. "Bud" Anderson CopelandLeonard E. "Bud" Anderson Copeland, age 88, of Scio, formerly of Perry Twp., Carroll Co., died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz after a period of declining health.

Born Feb. 16, 1925, in Uhrichsville, he was a son of the late Frank Anderson, Della Marie Copeland and Jess Copeland.

He was a decorated Army veteran of WWII receiving the following medals in 2012: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and the French Croix De Guerre with Palm, for his dedicated service to his country. He worked at the former Republic Steel in Canton for 32 years retiring in 1987. He enjoyed tinkering on his farm where he owned racehorses, B&N Stables, after he retired.

A charter member of the former Bowerston Legion he was currently a member of Carroll County Chapter #85 DAV, Carroll County Farm Bureau and a charter member of the Perry Twp. Volunteer Fire Department. Earlier in his life he enjoyed hunting and trap shooting. He was Methodist by faith.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ann Campbell Copeland, who he married May 10, 1999; three children, Lenny (companion Joyce Richards) of Scio, Patti (Dick) Snyder of Land O' Lakes, FL, and Kathy (Dan) Shawver of Scio; four stepchildren, Jerry Campbell of Cadiz, Jan Campbell of Marietta, Judy (Earl) Roth of Sherrodsville, and Joan (John) Fisher of Cadiz; a brother, Gene Copeland of Scio; 10 grandchildren, six step grandchildren; several great and great great grandchildren; and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Neva Arbogast Copeland, in August of 1996, they were married for 50 years. Also preceding him in death was a grandson, David Bell; a sister, Wanda Dull; and daughters-in-law, Sharon Copeland and Mary Campbell.

Services will be held Oct. 24at 11 a.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Rev. Jack Visser officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors in Perrysville Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either Scio EMS, PO Box 342, Scio, OH 43988 or Perry Twp VFD, 178 Amsterdam Rd., Scio, OH 43988.