Joshua “Josh” R. Copeland, 44, a lifetime resident of Wabash, Indiana passed away at 4:10 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana surrounded by family and friends. He was born to Ray and Dawn (Penn) Copeland on March 14, 1979, in Wabash, Indiana.
Josh was an auto mechanic. He enjoyed making people laugh, helping others, working on cars and motorcycles, cooking on the grill, having fires, and pyrotechnics. Josh had a heart of gold. He is still helping people by the donation of life.
Josh is survived by his parents, Ray (Dawn) Copeland of Wabash, Indiana; one son, Tyler Copeland of Wabash, Indiana; one daughter, Kayleigh Copeland of Wabash, Indiana; two brothers, Alvah (Dawndra) Copeland of Wabash, Indiana, Donnie (Angie) Wagner of New York; two sisters, Amelia (Anthony) Bailey of Rising Sun, Indiana, Katie (Rusty) Richardson of Wabash, Indiana; paternal grandmother, Mary Fields of Peru, Indiana; nephews, Kyle (Angel) Copeland, Cody Copeland (Maci), Noah Copeland, Landon Copeland, Drake King; nieces, Shay Cook, Paige Bailey, and Tori Bailey; step daughter, Skylia Wilcox; and girlfriend, Adrina Dils, and daughter, Eliana. He is preceded in death by grandfather, Harold Penn, grandmother, Betty Penn, grandfather, Ron Copeland, grandfather, Jerry Fields, and best friend, Chris Sheckler. Also, survived by biological father, Scott Heeter.
Per the family's request, there will be no services.
McDonald Funeral Homes, Wabash Chapel, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, have been trusted with Josh Copeland’s final arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com
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