Ralph Copenhaver

Obituary of Ralph Dewayne Copenhaver

Ralph Dewayne “Copey” Copenhaver was welcomed home by his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 6th, 2023 at the age of 76 surrounded by his wife and children. He is in the presence of Jesus and rejoicing in Heaven with family and friends. A loving father and dedicated loving husband of 54 years, his wife, children, grandchildren, and family were the most important things to him on this earth. Copey retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation as a Superintendent of the Speedwell area headquarters where he valued many wonderful friendships. He was a member of Crockett Tabernacle and enjoyed garden tractor pulling, hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Arnold Copenhaver, mother Luella Mae Stuart Copenhaver, brother, Larry Copenhaver, paternal grandparents, Joseph Maiden and Onice Bennington Copenhaver, and maternal grandparents, George Martin and Jennie King Stuart. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Ann Cregger Copenhaver, children; Dianna “Shelly” Copenhaver Stepp and Vernon Stepp, Tony Wayne Copenhaver, Kevin Floyd Copenhaver and Sherry Ward, Leslie Ann Copenhaver Bridgers and Johnathan Bridgers; grandchildren; Jeremy Harden Stepp, Zachary Ryan Stepp and Taylor Stepp. Leah Nicole Stepp Sandoz and Duncan Sandoz, Joshua Tyler Copenhaver; step-grandchildren, Haley Michelle Eversole, Wyatt Eversole; step-great grandchild, Brax Wilson Eversole. brothers; Danny and Janet Copenhaver, Benny and Brenda Copenhaver, Hubert Copenhaver, and sister-in-law Martha Copenhaver. To honor Copey’s wishes, there will be no service. Family and friends are welcome to stop by the residence and visit with the family. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.grubbfuneralhome.com The Copenhaver family is in the care of Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville.