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Darryl "Kevin" Copeland

  Darryl "Kevin" Copeland, age 57 of St. James, Mo., passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the Rolla Health and Rehab in Rolla. Kevin was born on December 16, 1960 in St. Louis, Mo., a son to the late Horace and Barbara Jean (Rice) Copeland.  Kevin loved to ride his motorcycle, play the harmonica, learning about the Indian culture and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include: one daughter, Heather Copeland; one son, Douglas Smith; and one step-son, Jason Shockley; three brothers, J.R. Copeland and Deb Townsend of Winfield, Mo., Bob Copeland and his wife Joann of Elsberry, Mo., Ed Copeland and his wife Patty of St. Charles, Mo.; three sisters, Diane Bishop and Ralph McFadden of Fulton, Mo., Donna Usery and her husband Don of St. James, Mo., Darlene Fields and her husband Bob of Rolla, Mo., many nieces, nephews, and host of other family, friends, and loved ones. In addition to his parents, Kevin is preceded in death by his step dad, Don Olive; one brother, Harvey Michael Copeland; and one sister, Tammy Jean Copeland Boyd. A memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at the High Gate Baptist Church in High Gate, Mo.  Inurnment to follow, after services at the High Gate Cemetery.

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I loved Kevin. I dated him we were on and off agin for the past two years. We rode the bike all year long it didn't matter if it was 100 degrees or 10 below. We both really loved to ride. I will really miss my biker baby. Kevin always made me feel special. Like I was the smartest most beautiful woman. I wasn't there for him at the end and for that I am very sorry. Kevin was always singing to me. He was always funny and entertaining. I will never forget his magis tricks they always made me smile. Kevin could always make me smile no matter what was happening in my world. I love you Kevin I miss you. I will never forget you.

- Robin Pashia Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM