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Frederick H. Cope Jr.

Frederick H. Cope Jr., 75, passed away unexpectedly at 7:45 a.m., Saturday, July 29, 2023 at his home in Carrollton.
He was born on Dec. 26, 1947 in Alton, and was the son of the late Frederick H. and Marion R. (Drulard) Cope Sr.
Fred attended Carlinville High School.
He married the former Sharon K. Rainey on June 20, 1965 at Carlinville Baptist Church, they were married for 58 years.
He worked for Little Dog Coal Mine, Freeman Coal Mine and retired as Head of Maintenance with Carlinville Community School District #1.
Fred enjoyed camping, horseback riding, motorcycle rides, wood working, playing card games on Friday or Saturday nights, racing RC cars and fishing.
Surviving are his wife, Sharon Cope of Carrollton; three daughters and a son in-law, Lacey Jones of Jerseyville, Becky and Jim Robishaw of Jerseyville and Leanne Cope of Carrollton; two grandchildren, Dalton (Catherine) Jones of Wood River, Emma Miller of Jerseyville; great grandson, Easton Jones and baby boy Jones due to arrive in Nov.; sister, Phyllis Wiser of Carlinville; brother and sister in-law, Randy and Mary Cope of Roxana; two step-sisters and their spouses, Brenda and Danny Wagenblast of Brighton and Pam and Greg Kinnipping of Godfrey; an aunt; several nieces and nephews.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Juanita Cope and Ruby (Cope) Walker; and son in-law, Donny Jones.
Memorial visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.
Private interment will take place at the Carrollton City Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Australian Cattle Dog Rescue of Illinois or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in care of the funeral home.
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