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James Edward Copp

James Edward Copp (Jimbo) January 7, 1949 - June 17, 2023 (74) Son of Maizie and James Copp, brother to Terry, Beverly, Tracy, and Jay. Born in Richmond Indiana, but grew up in Middletown Ohio. James was a Vietnam war Veteran who served as a flight crew member in the United States Air Force. Survived by two sons James P. Copp(JP), Terrance Copp, and Wife Edna Copp. He also leaves behind his grandson Nash Copp and granddaughter Zoie Copp. James was hard working, and started at the age of nine as a paper boy, worked in a steel mill and joined the US military. He went on to have a couple careers after his service. He drove cross country as an odd job man even took part in building Gandy Bridge here in Florida, and finished as a cable technician. He was a man of the world, he spent most of his retirement traveling to different countries, and convinced his wife to retire with him in his favorite country, the Philippines. He went to Switzerland, Thailand, Italy, Mexico, and much more, however none had a football team as great as OSU’s Buckeyes. He spent his days watching football and getting the latest technology had to offer. He lived his life to the fullest, and was treasured for his friendly nature and outgoing personality. If you were a friend to James you were family. Although he had sisters, brothers, and cousins he also considered his military buddies, neighbors, work-mates and friends as his brothers and sisters too. He loved his family and he is very proud of both his sons. Though he had a hard time explaining it. We will forever remember him as a sports loving, movie watching, castle enthusiast of a man, who wanted love and had so much to give. As Pat says “how could you not love Jimbo! Everyone did!” Services will be held at Compassionate Cremations on Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 1pm-3pm. If you’d like to contribute something to the family, they ask that you make a donation in James’s honor to the American Heart association. Thank you.

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