McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Roy Wayne Copas



   Roy Wayne Copas, age 77, of Tompkinsville passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at his residence. Born December 11, 1944 in Tompkinsville, he was a son of the late Joe Jefferson and Eunice Marie Vibbert Copas. He was the husband of Patricia Poole, who survives. They were married 43 years.

   Roy was a sawmill worker for Roy Anderson and James Ritter for 50 years.  He was a hard worker and told pride in telling people how it was growing up and he loved all cars. He enjoyed vacations to the mountains with his family. He was a Christian.

   Survivors other than his wife, include one daughter, Kara Beth (Justin) Hunter, Scottsville, KY; one son, Kyle Wayne  (Faith Kean) Copas, Tompkinsville;  three sisters, Joyce Pedigo, Barbara Stewart, and Betty ( Red) Pennington, all of Tompkinsville; two brothers, Virgil (Betty) and Freddie Copas both of Tompkinsville; and Kynley Gee , who he thought as a special grandchild.

   Preceding him in death were three brothers, Charlie, John David and Gary (Frosty) Copas; two sisters, Stella Joy Price and Glathey Strode; mother in law, Carolyn Bryant, and two children, Carolyn Marie and Trina Faye Copas.

   Funeral services will be Friday March 4, 2022 at McMurtrey Funeral Home , with Brother Thomas Stokes, officiating,. Burial will follow in the Basil Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, March 4, 2022,  after 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00..

   In lieu of flowers donations may be made to  the Basis Cemetery.

   At the request of the family face mask are required,



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