T. Aaron Cope, 82, died May 13 at his home in McMinnville.
Mr. Cope was the former owner of Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville for 37 years and Aaron Cope Trucking Company for over 30 years. He was a member of the Lions Club, the Exchange Club and the Central Church of Christ of McMinnville.
Mr. Cope was preceded in death by his parents, the late Taylor Cope and Dola West Cope; brother, Arbis Cope; and sisters, Elvie Reeder, Joyce Dean and Ruby Cope.
Mr. Cope is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 63 years, Reva Joyce Lynn Cope of McMinnville; son, Thomas L. Cope of McMinnville; beloved granddaughter, Chelsea Cope Hobbs and her husband Zack of California; two grandsons, Brandon Bouldin and Brett Bouldin and his wife, Cynthia both of McMinnville; two great-grandchildren, Silas Bouldin and Kilby Lynn Bouldin, both of McMinnville; sisters, Robbie Robinson of Lebanon, Nina Gentry and her husband Jimmy, and Linda Calvert and her husband Edward of Indianapolis, Ind.; caregivers, Teresa Pitts and Angel Lance; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral service was conducted on Saturday at Central Church of Christ with Ben Bailey and Charles Bogle officiating. Burial followed at Mt. View Cemetery in McMinnville.
Central Funeral Home of Manchester was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 17, 2015