Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — KALKASKA — Kenneth Duane Coppock, age 71, of Kalkaska, passed away at Munson Medical Center on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. He was born in Hastings on Feb. 5, 1942, to the late Paul and Virginia (Babcock) Coppock.
Ken married Sharon Lee Forward on June 8, 1963, in Battle Creek. They moved to Kalkaska in 1973, where they raised their family.
Ken retired from Dowell Schlumberger after 29 years of service and then went on to work for Marsh Industrial of Kalkaska and retired from there in 2009.
He was very active in the Kalkaska community with the Boy Scouts, youth groups and Big Brothers. In 2000 Kalkaska honored Ken by naming him Citizen of the Year. He was also a Kiwanian and was very active in the Kalkaska United Methodist Church.
Ken enjoyed rock hunting and searching for the perfect agate, metal art and photography. Always handy to have around, Ken could fix anything.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Ken is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years, Sharon; his loving children, Deborah Kay (Randall) Ming, of Kentwood, Kenneth Duane (Lorie) Coppock II, of Kalkaska, David Paul Coppock, of Interlochen, Scot Thomas (Manuela) Coppock, of Lincoln, Neb., and Ann Marie (Randy) Peasley, of Sault Ste. Marie; nine cherished grandchildren; and his dear brothers, Richard (Joyce Laverne) Coppock, of Missouri, and Gary Coppock of Texas.
A memorial service will be held today, July 11, 2013, at 1 p.m., at Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, with visitation being held one hour prior to the service. Randy Peasley, of the First Church of Christ in Sault Ste. Marie, will be officiating.
Memorials may be given in Ken’s memory to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be left online at www.wolfeoneill.com.
Arrangements were made by Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.