Richard Copenhaver 85, formerly of Jackson Township and Mechanicsburg resident, died at 9:30 p.m. August 31, 2013 at Mulberry Health and Retirement Community. Born July 4, 1928 in Boone County, IN, the last surviving child of John & Mae (Gibbs) Copenhaver. He was a graduate of Jackson Township High School, near Antioch, IN. Mr. Copenhaver built the first restaurant in Mechanicsburg. He owned and operated eight Sadies BBQ Restaurants, was a general contractor and a sales representative for Top Construction. He retired and had lived in Florida for over 30 years. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge where he was a Golden Eagle and a member of Sertoma Club. He loved to travel and helping others.
Visitation and Services
Friends may visit 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mounts Runn Cemetery, east of Lebanon, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Mulberry Health and Retirement Community.
3 Sons: Richard Bruce (Pam) Copenhaver of Indianapolis, Michael Ray (Paula) Copenhaver of Kingman, Mitchell (Wendy) Copenhaver of Sullivan, 4 Daughters: Rebecca Rose (Fred) Fox of Mulberry, Barbara Sue Hook of Indianapolis, Shelley Helmerick of Fishers, Kathryn (Kevin) Melton of Newburg, 29 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren.
5 brothers and 3 sisters.