Robert "Bob" Copeland was born on December 5, 1950 to Helen and Ernie Copeland in Topeka. He passed away at home on March 31, 2018. Bob had dementia. Bob served with the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He grew up and lived in Eskridge until he married Patty and moved to Topeka. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Kay, and brother, Bill. He is survived by his wife Patty, stepson, John (Crystal) Miller; step-grandsons, Cody, Cole and Dylan; nephews, Chuck, Scott and Cole Grienke; also, his best friends TJ and TO; several cousins and many good friends. A celebration of his life will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eskridge Veterans Memorial or to Kansas Hospice Care and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.