Date of Birth: February 23, 1941
Date of Death: September 25, 2018
Ronald E. Copley Sr., age 77, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 25th 2018, at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born February 23rd, 1941, in Cane Hill, Arkansas to Roger (Grandpa Pat) and Elinor Copley. He married Martha Drury on June 15th 1961, in Lafayette, TN. He worked as a Supervising Mechanic with Safeway stores for 33 years, H & E, and United Rentals, before finally retiring in 2006. Ronald truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; camping, restoring vintage cars, traveling and spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends and family. Ronald, with his big heart and wonderful personality became mentor, friend, dad and grandpa to many. He is survived by his wife Martha, sisters Patricia Ballard, Sharon Ramirez, Karen Perkins and brother Rick Smith as well as his daughters Peggy Hicks, Racheal Fogle, Amy Wiseman and son Ronald Copley Jr,, 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Family, friends and others Ronald touched are invited to Best Funeral Services (West Valley Chapel), 9380 West Peoria Ave, Peoria AZ 85345 for a celebration of life on Saturday, October 6th at 2:00 PM.