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Carl P. Cope


Carl P. Cope, 92 passed away in Ennis, Texas on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Carl was born in Shamrock, Oklahoma on September 27, 1921 to Joseph Edgar and Edith Marie (Stone) Cope. He grew up in Norfork, Arkansas and graduated from Norfork High School in 1941. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State Teachers College and his Master’s degree from University of Arkansas in Math. On July 7, 1951 he married Marion Thompson and they made their home originally in Fayetteville, Arkansas, then moved to Dallas, Texas and finally to Ennis, Texas in 1962. He served his country proudly in the United States Army Air Corp in Africa and the European Theater for which he received a Purple Heart. He was a teacher for St. John Catholic School, Palmer ISD, Wilmer-Hutchins ISD and was the Superintendent of Rice ISD. He was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church, the American Legion, and the Civil Air Patrol leader. He also was a member of the VFW, serving as a Post Commander in 2005 and the Boy Scouts of America, serving as a Scout Master. He is survived by his wife, Marion “Tommie” Cope; two sons: Chris Cope and Dale Alan Cope and his wife, Karen; four daughters: Carolyn Rockwell, Barbara and her husband, Jock Joseph, Pat Sutton, and Tana and her husband, John Decker; eleven grandchildren: nineteen great-grandchildren and one brother, Doyle Cope. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister. Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis, Texas. Pallbearers will be Patrick Sutton, Phillip Cope, Alan Decker, Drew Anthony, Nick Anthony, Jonathan Anthony, Carl Anthony, Justin Cope and Christopher Cope. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 9 a.m. in the DFW National Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

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