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Robert “Copie” Copenhefer
  • September 17, 1931
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  • September 06, 2016

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Robert P. (Copie) Copenhefer, age 84, passed away September 6, 2016, in Leesburg, FL.  He was born in Cincinnati, OH and grew up in New Paris. Copie worked for Reynolds & Reynolds Company for 41 years, having started as a mail boy, he worked his way up in the company and retired in 1989 as Senior V.P. and General Manager of the Business Forms Division, Dayton, OH.  Moved to Florida in 1991, enjoyed golf, fishing and always had a limerick for every occasion. Copie was a member of the Masonic Alpha Lodge #729. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Deborah J. Copenhefer in 1987. Survived by his wife of 28 years, Sue Copenhefer; daughters, Nancy Smith, GA; Sharon (Ed) Naumaskis, FL and Janet Rhodes, TN; step-daughter Alison McCool Hostler (Stuart) AZ; three grandsons, Robert Smith, GA; Maxwell Rhodes and Zachary Rhodes, TN. Other than family members, he will be remembered by many friends and colleagues, and close friend, Tim (Charlotte) Cantrell. Anyone who knew Copie would say he was “Plum Good.” A private celebration of life, will be determined by the family at a later date.


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  1. 23 Nov 2017
    Charles H Weaver III says:
    All the best..

  2. 14 Sep 2016
    Bill Sicke says:
    Sue,
    Copie was a leader but still able to enjoy the rank and file in daily conversation. Looks like he had a good life after Reynolds and that is what retirement is all about.

    As we all get older it is hard to see friends and fellow Reynolds personnel pass on, but it is all part of life.

    Glad to see your daughter got married and had children. Being a grandmother is what it is all about.....

    If you get a chance, stay in touch.

  3. 13 Sep 2016
    Megan lit a candle:
    Lit since September 13, 2016 at 9:49:22 PM

  4. 13 Sep 2016
    Freda Mae Dressler says:
    Nancy,
    So sorry to read of the loss of your dad. May wonderful memories bring you comfort.
    Love,
    Freda Mae

  5. 13 Sep 2016
    Freda Mae Dressler lit a candle:
    Lit since September 13, 2016 at 9:00:46 PM

  6. 13 Sep 2016
    Lynn Mendenhall Chaney says:
    Love and miss you Uncle Bob.

  7. 13 Sep 2016
    John Bongiorno says:
    Copie was a great leader and man of the people at R&R. He was instrumental in my success at R&R for 27 years. He will be missed bt all that knew him. My condolences to all of his family members.

  8. 13 Sep 2016
    Lynn Mendenhall Chaney lit a candle:
    Lit since September 13, 2016 at 9:29:25 AM

  9. 13 Sep 2016
    Jan Dargie lit a candle:
    Lit since September 13, 2016 at 9:46:39 AM

  10. 12 Sep 2016
    Donna Jurgens says:
    Will never forget the laughter you inspired wherever you were. Fun times with you & Deb at family gatherings! Prayers for your family as they grieve your passing.
    Donna

  11. 12 Sep 2016
    Robert (Bobby) P. Lane says:
    My condolences to the family. Copie was a great leader and an inspiration.
    RIP old friend

  12. 12 Sep 2016
    Stephanie Katchman (Mary K's daughter) says:
    Dear Sue,
    I was deeply saddened by the news of Copie's passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I have fond memories of Gene and Copie laughing and sharing stories. Peace, prayers and blessings.

  13. 08 Sep 2016
    Paulette & Mark Walz says:
    Our loved ones, never leave our side. their souls still remain safe in our hearts. Copie was a wonderful person, friend and neighbor. He will be missed by everyone. May his soul rest in peace.

  14. 08 Sep 2016
    Paulette & Mark Walz lit a candle:
    Lit since September 8, 2016 at 9:59:05 PM

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