Jack Franklin Coplin was born Oct. 18, 1944. Jack went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 1, 2013.
Jack was born in Greenville to James Dewey Coplin and Velma Faye Norris.
Jack grew up in Caddo Mills and played six-man football for Caddo Mills High School. Jack was senior class president and salutatorian. He graduated from Caddo Mills in 1963 and graduated from East Texas State University with a major in history. In 1970, he married Edna Orlena Graham in Caddo Mills. Jack was employed at L3 Communications for 30 years. Jack also served 20 years on the Caddo Mills Volunteer Fire Department. Jack was elected to serve on the Caddo Mills Independent School District School Board. Jack was a Master Mason at the Caddo Mills Masonic Lodge and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Greenville.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother.
Surviving are his wife, Edna Orlena Coplin of Commerce; two daughters, Christi Coplin Lesikar of Commerce and Amy Coplin Webb of Greenville; and three granddaughters, Mercedes Monk, Alexis Monk, and Peyton Webb, all of Greenville.
His funeral is at 2 p.m. today at the Caddo Mills United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Caddo Mills with Jimmy Thompson, Tony Gavin, Troy Bethea, Ronnie Clack, Henry Morris, Reid Bently, Joe Carroll Johnson and Rowdy Payne serving as pallbearers. Danny Payne, Joe Gilmore, Morris Krodle, Wayne Bost, Brian Williams, and Jerry Lloyd Rosenbalm will be serving as honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the National Brain Tumor Society, c/o Team: Jerry’s ’57, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458 http://www.braintumor.org/
R. W. Owens & Son Funeral Home in Wolfe City is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.owensandsonfh.com and www.heraldbanner.com.