William “Bill” Copeland, age 95, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at The Oaks Nursing Home. He was a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and a resident of Houma, Louisiana. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2nd Timothy.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at Chauvin Funeral Home on Saturday, August 17, 2019 beginning at 9:00 AM until the Liturgy of the Word at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery No. 2.
Bill is survived by his daughters, Nancy Carlos, Kathryn Copeland, Sally Porche and husband Wilbert; grandchildren, Brett Carlos, Annette Scott Trahan, Andy Carlos, Jay Carlos, Brady Porche, Doni Henry; numerous great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.
Bill is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Rhodes Copeland; parents, A.J. Copeland and Nannie Carter Copeland; sister, Martha Lotz; son-in-law, Donald Carlos.
Bill was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved his family and leaves a legacy behind. Bill was an electrician with Texaco until his retirement after 35 years of service. He was truly a jack of all trades. He carved decoys, enjoyed fishing, hunting, and baseball. He touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew him. Bill proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy. He is now reunited with his wife Helen and they will spend eternity with their Lord and Savior.
Chauvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of William “Bill” Copeland.