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Bobby  R.  Copeland
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Obituary for Bobby R. Copeland

DURHAM: Bobby R. Copeland, 83, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 at his home in Durham. He was born in Durham and was the son of Gertrude Bowling. Mr. Copeland was raised by his grandparents Graham and Lillie Vaughan. Mr. Copeland retired from Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. as a machinist. He was co-owner of Northern Bait and Tackle after he retired from Liggett & Myers. He was a member of Knap of Reeds Masonic Lodge #158 and one of the first volunteers at Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department.

Mr. Copeland is survived by his wife, Janelle Copeland; daughters, Dee Huffman (Bill), Jana Whitt (Ricky), Candy Clements (Kirk); son, Duane Copeland (Terri); grandchildren, Marc Huffman, Wendy Russell, Paige Meade, Jade Whitt, Casey Whitt, Brooke Copeland, Kyle Clements; great-grandchildren, Kash Clements, Avery Meade, Carter Mitchell.

A memorial service with masonic rites will be held 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4th at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

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2:00 PM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705


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