McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Monday, July 11, 2022

Virgil Copas


  Virgil Lee Copas, age 75, of Tompkinsville passed away July 11, 2022 at the Hospice House at Bowling Green. He was born January 2, 1947 in Tompkinsville to the late Eunice Marie “Vibbert”and Joe Jefferson Copas. Virgil proudly served his country with twenty one years of service in the U.S Army and Army National Guard combined. Along side his military career, Virgil also had been employed with Stephens Manufacturing.

    He is survived by his loving wife, Betty “Smith” Copas of Tompkinsville; son, Robert J. Copas and wife Linda of Tompkinsville; step daughters, Betty J. Hunter and husband Billy of Tompkinsville, Lisa Walker and husband Junior of Gamaliel, Sheila F. Brown of Pulaski, TN, Janea C. Ray of Lebanon, TN; step son, Joey Brown and wife Betty Joe of Barren County, KY; one brother, Freddie Copas of Tompkinsville; three sisters, Joyce Pedigo of Tompkinsville, Betty Pennington of Hestand, KY, Barbara Sue Stewart of Tompkinsville, granddaughter Munchkin Copas; seven step grandchildren; and nine step great grandchildren also survive.   

  In addition to his parents he was preceeded in death by grandson, William Elliot Brown; sisters, Glathey Elizabeth Strode and Stella Price; brothers, Charlie Copas, Roy Wayne Copas, John David Copas, and Gary “Frosty” Copas.

      Funeral services will be Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at the McMurtrey Funeral Home with Calvin Johnson officiating. Burial to follow in the Basil Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 4:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, and will continue on Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 8:00 A.M. until time of service at 2:00 P.M.

      In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Basil Cemetery.


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