Spencer resident and Warren County native Stephen Coppinger, 60, was born Oct. 18, 1951 and died Dec. 5 at White County Community Hospital in Sparta following a brief illness.
A retired employee of Powermatic, he was the son of the late Marson and Anna Latimer Coppinger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Marie Hash and special friend, Susie Rigsby.
He is survived by his former wife, Wanda Smith of Spencer; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherrie and Steven Frank of McMinnville, and Karen and George Patton of Stilwell, Okla.; four grandchildren, Paul Frank, David Frank, Samantha Lynn Patton and George Henry Patton; brother, Lesley Coppinger of Mt. Juliet; sister, Louise Adcock of Rock Island, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in High’s Chapel with Jerry Hennessee officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today, and 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Dec. 9, 2011