January 2, 1991
WILLIAM L. COPELAND
NEWPORT NEWS – William Latham Copeland, 61, died Monday, Dec. 31, in Riverside Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Copeland was a native of Pantego, N.C., and a resident of the Peninsula for 33 years. He was a member of Denbigh Church of Christ.
He retired from National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1975 after 14 years.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Copeland; two daughters, Charlene C. Morris of Stockbridge, Ga., and Marcella C. Pinson of Newark, Calif.; one son, Roger L. Copeland of Florence, Ala.; one sister, Florine G. Fletcher of Pantego; one brother, Johnny E. Copeland, Pantego; and seven grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in Denbigh Church of Christ by Charles R. Tucker followed by a graveside service at 3:30 p.m. in Davis Cemetery, Pantego.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Weymouth Funeral Home.