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Ray Walter Copher

April 27, 1937 ~ February 29, 2020 (age 82)

Obituary

Ray Walter Copher, 82, of Muscle Shoals, Alabama passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020. 

Ray was a native of Owingsville and a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a retired sales rep for Belknap Hardware and Long Lewis Hardware and a member of the Baptist Church. Ray was past member and President of the Colbert County Exchange Club and Scout Master in the Boy Scouts. His hobbies include genealogy, gardening, and watching “Big Blue” Kentucky basketball.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Nellie Copher and brother, Bobby Copher.

He is survived by wife Kathryn H. Copher; children, Steven Copher (Sherry), Carolyn Sue Lawson (Lynn), and Lisa Patterson; sister, Dolly Ann Copher; sister-in-law, Patsy Copher; grandchildren, Kevin Goins, Melanie Goins, Brent Goins, and Brooke Patterson; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Thursday in the chapel of the  Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Owingsville.

Burial with full military honors will be in the Owingsville Cemetery.

Visitation at the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Owingsville is after 12 Noon Thursday until the time of service.

The family expresses special thanks to the staffs of Compassus Hospice and Cottage of the Shoals.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
March 5, 2020

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Michael R. Gray Funeral Home
89 Slate Avenue
Owingsville, KY 40360

Funeral Service
Thursday
March 5, 2020

2:00 PM
Michael R. Gray Funeral Home
89 Slate Avenue
Owingsville, KY 40360

Military Honors
Thursday
March 5, 2020

3:00 PM
Owingsville Cemetery
Cemetery Street
Owingsville, KY 40360