Richard (Dick) Copeland

Richard (Dick) Copeland passed away on October 12, 2023, surrounded by family at his home in Newport News.

 He was born on March 25, 1936, in Norfolk, to the late John and Dorothy Copeland. He attended Granby High School, Hampden-Sydney College, and William and Mary.

 Before opening his automobile dealership, Copeland Toyota Volvo, he taught Math and Science at Granby High School for five years.

 He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 50 years, Deitra (DeeDee) Sheckler Copeland, and his brother, John Copeland Jr.

 He is survived by a sister, Kathryn Copeland Hood of Norfolk. Also surviving are his children: Richard Copeland (Pamela) of Virginia Beach, Kimberly Copeland of West Hollywood, CA., Shannan Suttle (Steve) of Newport News, and Brad Copeland of Boynton Beach, FL.; six grandchildren: Stephanie and Frank Mojica both of West Hollywood, CA., Gordon Copeland (Victoria) and Luke Copeland all of Virginia Beach, Sydney Suttle of Richmond, and Chase Suttle of Virginia Beach.

 Dick was a friend to many and will be greatly missed.

 A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Newport News. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 45 Main Street, Newport News, 23601, or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA 23601.

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