April 1, 1931 - November 9, 2016
Richard “Dick” Cope, 85, of Sherrodsville passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Carroll Healthcare Center in Carrollton. A son of the late Frank and Mary Jane Purdue Cope, he was born April 10, 1931 in Canton, Ohio. Dick was a graduate of Carrollton High School and Ohio University where he received a degree in mechanical engineering. He served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy for ten years. His memberships included Advanced Training Group in Lisbon, Ohio, New Lisbon #65 Masonic Lodge. For years Dick was an avid fan of Mount Union University football and would travel to both home and away games. Before his retirement he was working as a salesman for The Daily Digger. He is survived by two daughters, Kitty (Tom) Weir of Carrollton and Barbara (Tom) Newbold of Sherrodsville; grandchildren, Jennifer (Bart) Wilking of Colorado, Chad (Kelly) Lowdermilk of Carrollton, Jonathan (Jessica) Lowdermilk of Carrollton, and Jessica Shortland of Florida; step-grandchildren, Brian and David Newbold, Klint and Bobbi Jo Weir; great grandchildren, Makenna Belle Shortland and Cael, Cade, Conner Lowdermilk; step great grandchildren, Tanner, Reighly,Tyler, Jayce and Ilah Newbold; niece, Jane Cope Hershberger; and his faithful companion, his dog, Winston. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Cope, and a niece, JoAnn Deihl. A memorial service will be held in honor of Dick on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton with Rev. Tom Chain officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services in the funeral home.
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