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William "Bill" Copeland


William "Bill" Copeland, born in Lenawee County on March 22, 1952 to Clarence and Enid (Wyant) Copeland, passed away September 11, 2020, after a long illness. He married the love of his life, Debra Demoulin, in 1986.

Bill was the founder of his own business, Precision AG. Bill's big love was his horses, of which he was involved with for 35 years. He received many awards in showmanship, halter, horsemanship, Western Pleasure, English Pleaser, and English Equestrian. His other love with his horses was working and teaching youths to ride and show horses for the 4H Club. He enjoyed being one of the leaders for Silver Saddles for 20 years.

Besides his loving wife, Debra, he leaves behind his children, Jenn Strong; Matt Copeland; Scott (Tammy) Shuster; and Tonia (Chris) Baker; his two sisters, Ireta (David) Smith; and Anne (John) Malburg; and grandchildren, Carter, Greyson, Sullivan, and Warren. He is also survived by his father-in-law, Maurice Demoulin. He is preceded in death by his parents; and mother-in-law, Lois Demoulin.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to a brain cancer research organization or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. 

Arrangments are pending at Grisier-Weigel Funeral Home in Delta, Ohio.

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Words cannot express our heartache and the profound sadness and loss that we and everyone who kew Bill Copeland are feeling. Bill was such an amazing presence in our daughter, Julia Thomas life. Her passion was finally realized when we found Bill, his barn and his oh so unique way of communicating with everyone he met (anyone who knew him knows exactly what that means ). Bill, you were just what Julia needed at the time she needed it the most and we will be forever grateful for having known and loved you. Thank you for all the laughs, fun, learning, and your special kind of love that you share for all those you mentor. Fair will forever be different. You will be deeply missed and forever remembered. Julia will continue to "Ride every stride" and you will be in our hearts forever. R.I.P. Bill
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bill's family, may you find some comfort and peace in all the wonderful testaments to Bill people are posting and knowing he is in a place where he can ride and soar again

Laura Thomas Sep 13 2020 12:00 AM

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