Lewis Ray Cope Sr.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lewis Ray Cope Sr., 79, of McMinnville, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 22, 1932, in DeKalb County and was a member of Charles Creek Baptist Church.

Mr. Cope was preceded in death by his parents, James Madison and Exie Anah Adcock Cope; first wife, Joyce Campbell; seven sisters; four brothers; and three stepchildren.

Survivors include wife, Mary Cope; children, Lewis (Linda) Cope Jr., Lewisburg, and Judy (Orville) Cole, McMinnville; brother, Carl (Verna) Cope, Sparta; grandchildren, Kenneth (Tammy) Lance, Nashville, Lewis Ray "Traye" Cope III and Chris Cope, McMinnville; great-grandchildren, Andrew Lance, Shelton Cope, Madison Cope, and Hennessee Cope; seven stepgrandchildren, including Terry (Emily) Smith and Sherry (Mike) Randles; and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at McMinnville Funeral Home, followed by interment at Whorton Springs Cemetery in DeKalb County.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at McMinnville Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnfuneralhome.com.