McMinnville resident and Warren County native Phillip Wayne Coppinger Sr., 83, was born Aug. 25, 1927 and died June 23 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville following an extended illness.
A retired employee of the State of Tennessee, United States Army veteran of World War II and Korea and member of Lakewood Baptist Church in Beech Grove, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mabel Barnes Coppinger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, T.L., Junior and Winfred Coppinger.
He was married to Daphene Curtis Coppinger of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Phillip Coppinger Jr., of McMinnville; three grandchildren, Brittanie Marie Coppinger of White Bluff, Valerie Celeste Coppinger Delaby of Donelson, and Alyssa Nycole Coppinger of Mt. Juliet; four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jordan, Logan and Kaylee; sister, Sarah Coppinger of El Paso, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in High’s Chapel with Tim Farris officiating. Burial will follow at Center Hill Cemetery at Hills Creek with full military honors administered by the American Legion Post 173 and VFW Post 5064. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. today, and 9 a.m. until time of service Monday at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 26, 2011