Layne Copeland was born on November 15, 1960 in Mesa, Arizona to Jewel and Ruby Copeland. He lived most of his life in the Phoenix area working as a forklift operator. He did live in the Dallas and Houston areas for a short while. While there he met Lisa Wise Gault and had his first child, Rebekah in 1984. They moved back to Phoenix and Steven was born in 1989. Layne married Patricia Hughes in 1998. They bought a house together in Phoenix. Layne moved to Arkansas in 2005. He married Tracy Lynn Colbert in 2008. She preceded him in death in 2017. He lived most of the rest of his life on the Arkansas/Missouri line.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and pretty much anything outdoors. His favorite places were lakes and creeks, especially West Clear Creek, Arizona.
He passed from this life on April 5, 2020. He is survived by his mother Ruby Copeland of Lewisville, Texas, his daughter, Rebekah Benson, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, his son, Steven Copeland of Odessa, TX, his sister, Angie Pitts of Lewisville, Texas, his brother Matthew Copeland, of Phoenix, Arizona, and 5 grandchildren.
Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
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