Paul “Buttons” Copeland Sr., 57

Paul F. “Buttons” Copeland Sr., 57, Wabash passed away at 4 a.m. on Monday, June 17, at his home. He was a lifetime resident of Wabash.

Paul was born on Jan. 19, 1956 in Wabash to the late Donald Copeland and Patricia (Berry) Copeland; she survives in Wabash.

He was a 1975 graduate of Wabash High School. He married Lisa Coppock on April 21, 1979; she survives. He retired from CMI of Wabash. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and F.O.P. Lodge of Wabash.

He is also survived by son, Paul Copeland Jr., Wabash; daughter, Sarah Copeland-Scott, Wabash; two brothers, Arvin Copeland (Annette), Carmel, and Roger Copeland (Lorie), Middlebury; sister, Mrs. Greg (Diane) Richards, Wabash; granddaughter, Emma Scott and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Lena Hoff.

Preferred memorials are to Heartland Career Center Tool & Die Department, 79 South County Road 200 West, Wabash, IN 46992.

There will be no service to follow. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2013 Jun 24