American Veteran 04

Dan Copeland

February 28, 1970 ~ October 13, 2021 (age 51)

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Funeral service for Dan Copeland age 51 of Hartselle will be Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 1:00pm at Tunsel Road Baptist Church with Southeast Division Marine Corps League Chaplin John Burks, L/Cpl Jonathan L. Smith Detachment Chaplin Ron Kessler and Pastor Brad Houchin officiating with burial in the Hartselle Memory Gardens Cemetery with Full Military Honors and Peck Funeral Home directing. His body will be at the Church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Visitation will be from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Friday evening at the funeral home.

Dan, who died on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Decatur Morgan Hospital, was born February 28, 1970 in Hartselle, Alabama to J.T. Copeland and Brenda McKinney Copeland, who preceded him in death.

Dan was a 1988 graduate of Hartselle High School, was a United States Marine Corps Veteran, owned and operated Copeland’s Classic Cleaners in Hartselle and Decatur. He loved his Marine family and was a Charter member of the L/Cpl Jonathan L. Smith Detachment of the Marine Corps League. He was an avid Auburn Tiger fan, loved kayaking and camping, was a true jokester and never met a stranger. Dan was affectionately known as “Dan Dan the Cleaning Man”.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Copeland; 3 sons, Brent Copeland, Josh Sartin and Matthew Sartin (Hailey); a daughter, Kayla Sartin; 2 sisters, Rhonda Legg (Steve) and Sondra Dutton (Artie)

Gus Slater, Lee Greene, Joseph Comeau, Van Graham, Rickey Terry and Dale Griffith will serve as pallbearers.

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October 15, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Peck Funeral Home
1600 Hwy 31 SW
Hartselle, Alabama 35640

Funeral Service
October 16, 2021

1:00 PM
Tunsel Road Baptist Church
1405 Tunsel Road
Hartselle, AL 35640

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