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Jim R. Copelin, Sr.


Jim R. Copelin, Sr. was called home by his God and Savior, Monday, January 26, 2015 at St. Vincent in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

He was born in Texarkana, Arkansas on September 15, 1943. Jim was known best for his quick wit and musical talents. He and his constant companion and wife Ginny, traveled to the southwest in the early eighties, ministering in music and the Word, which he carried whenever he was called. He was much loved and will leave a big hole in everyone’s hearts and lives whom he touched on his journey through this life.

He is survived by his wife, Ginny of the home; Children, Angela Kay Avard and husband Steven Joseph and grandson Dylan, who thinks his Grandpa can do anything; Alice Lavenia Walker and husband Keith, two granddaughters; Brittany Gough, Autumn Jameson and daughter, Dahlia; Mark Brian Nix and wife Cindy and daughter Jennifer of Texas; Heather and Stephanie Nix of Arizona; James Stephen Nix and wife May, grandson Stephen of New Mexico; Tiffany Nix of Colorado and Julie Leanne, David Aaron and Summer Alissa of Mena.

Grandchildren, Melody and her three children; Kristi and her child; Jonathan. Brother, Curtis Allen Copelin and wife Margie of Arkansas. Many other nephews, nieces and many, many folks he loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin Curtis Copelin and Emma Cardelia Johnson, son, Jimmie Copelin, Jr., grandson, Levi, and daughter, Sharon Rutherford.

A Celebration of Life service will be at First Assembly of God Church, Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. with Brother Ron Tilley officiating. Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery in Ink, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

General visitation.

Pallbearers will be Ladon Copelin, Ken Copelin, Bobby Copelin, Matthew Copelin, Donny Roberts and Caleb Payton. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Walker, James Nix and Mark Nix.

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