Glenn Eugene "Gene" Copeland, 98

Glenn Eugene "Gene" Copeland, 98, of rural Logansport, formerly of Wabash, died at 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 20, 2022, at Miller's Merry Manor in Logansport. 

He was born on June 30, 1923, in Wabash, to Ernest Glenn and Mable Pauline (Brindle) Copeland.

Gene was a 1941 graduate of Wabash High School and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He married Betty L. Tate in Wabash on April 1, 1945; she died Feb. 13, 2013.

Gene retired from General Tire in Wabash, was a farm owner, and owned and operated several mobile home parks. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Logansport and a longtime member of the Wabash Church of the Brethren. Gene enjoyed square dancing, reading, camping, traveling, and smoking a good cigar. He loved his family and his pets.

He is survived by three children, Terry Copeland of Wabash, Margo (John) Layman of Logansport, and Denise (Richard) Rayburn of White Lake, Mich.; four grandchildren, Regina (Robert) Johnston of Sterling Heights, Mich., Rachael Spencer of Terre Haute, Jay Dee (Lynn) Layman of Royal Center, and Aaron (Christina) Rayburn of Waterford, Mich., 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents, and one great granddaughter.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, June 24, 2022, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Kristen Schmid officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 12:30-2 p.m.  Friday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are Faith Lutheran Church or the Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Gene may be signed at

Posted on 2022 Jun 22