Submitted by the Cope family
He was born on May 7, 1942 in Medford, Massachusetts to the Late Clarence and Dorthea Cope.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 30 years, Robbie Whitmarsh Cope of the home; three children, Wendy Odden (Jerry) of Alaska; Sheryl Hancock (Jack) and Pamela Delaney (Garry) both of Vilonia; five grandchildren, Robert Delaney, Tassie Childers, Jack Hancock Jr. all of Vilonia; Johnathan Cope of Alabama; Kirstan Odden of Alaska; six great grandchildren, Alex, Breanna, Mikey, Gage, Ashlee and Lane. He is also survived by two sisters, Linda Cox (Hollis) of Hobbs, New Mexico; and Carol Sweatt of Fairbanks, Alaska.
Mr. Cope was a private pilot and worked as a fishing charter captain in Alaska for 25 years. He was the owner of Fantasia Design where he contracted remodeling projects. Mr. Cope fought cancer for the last year and a half of his life.
Memorials can be made to the Vilonia Fire Department, 7 Bise Street, Vilonia, Arkansas 72173 in his honor. Cards may be sent to the family directly: Robbie Cope, 80 Gorman Road, Vilonia, AK 72173