John CopleaJohn Glen Coplea, Jr., 64 of Geff died at 10:41 PM, Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.   He had been a Deputy for the Edwards County Sheriff’s Dept, a printer for Airtex Products and Champion Labs, and had also worked at Frontier Community College.  He was also a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Albion.

John is survived by his wife Sandy Wick Coplea of Geff, IL, a daughter Tara (Jeremy) Horton of Fairfield, 2 grandchildren Logan John Coplea and Kenadi Gambrel, his mother Hazel Coplea of Fairfield, a brother Sam Coplea of Evansville, IN, a sister Sandra Lou Coplea of Fairfield, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for John Coplea will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 2 PM at the Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home with visitation from Noon until the time of service.

Burial will be in the Little Prairie Cemetery near Albion.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made for an education fund for his grandchildren.

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