Richard Carnes Copeland

October 23, 1921 - December 22, 2002

10/23/1921 - 12/22/2002

Past Services

Monday December 23, 2002
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Tuesday December 24, 2002
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
461-4054 Ext.10 | Directions
Tuesday December 24, 2002
1:00 pm
Virginia Heights Baptist Church
1251 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502
757-461-5107 | Directions

Richard C. Copeland

Virginia Beach- Richard Carnes Copeland, 81, of Virginia Beach died December 22, 2002 in a local hospital.

He served in the Army for four years, retired from Railway Express after 33 years and also worked for Overnight Transportation. He was a member of Virginia Heights Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Secretary and honored deacon.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeanette Barker Copeland and two daughters, Angela Rogers and husband, Bill of Virginia Beach; Gail Sandy Hall and husband, Troy of Leesville, South Carolina; two granddaughters, Kristina Rogers Louka and Candice Jeanette Rogers; five grandsons, Daniel Lazar, Matthew and Britt Stone and Wade and Jason Hall and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Henry Carlton Copeland.

The visitation will be held on Monday, December 23, 2002 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in Altmeyer Funeral Home. The funeral will be conducted Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 1 p.m. in Virginia Heights Baptist Church, Norfolk. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

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Judy McBride Cassani
8 years ago

Dear Mrs. Copeland and Angela,

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time. In this season of celebration, may God touch your heart and give you peace with your loss. I am truly sorry.

Mr. &Mrs. Britton F. Stone & Family
8 years ago

Dear Nana,

We are so sorry that we could not be there. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you and we will be up soon.

Britt, Chrissy, and the Babies

8 years ago

Dick was so good to our family and the community. He will be missed by many, especially for his sense of humor.


Luvenia, Donna, David

Luvenia Kelly
8 years ago

I am sorry to hear of your loss and I know my mother is too. I will be visiting her at the rehab center and staying at the house Jan 1-3. Hope to see you then – Luvenia in North Carolina

Susan and Bruce Lember
8 years ago


We are truly sorry about the loss of Dick. He will be sorely missed by many. Especially our residents of Diamond Lakes. He cared and did so much for or community. He was a wonderful person and alway’s had something cheerful to say or make you laugh. Sorry we could not be there with you as we were in PA for the holidays, but are here for you now should need anything.

Wishing you and your family peace and blessings.

Your friends and neighbors,

Bruce & Susan Lember