Gary L. Copeland age 60, of Lima passed away Thursday Sept. 28, 2017 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born July 13, 1957 in Bellefontaine, Ohio to the late Carl Eugene and Louise Mae Nickell Copeland. He married Christina Louise Bergdorf Sept. 30, 1978 and she survives in Lima.
Gary enjoyed writing short stories, fishing and reading.
Additional survivors include 2 brothers Jerry Copeland of Lima and Larry Copeland of Chillicothe.
The family will receive friends 2-7 p.m. Sunday, October 1 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Memorial contributions may be given to the family to help with final expenses.