George E. Coppage Jr., 79 of Midland, died on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
George, also known as “Buddy” by his family, was born and initially grew up in Washington, VA until they moved to the Warrenton area where he would eventually meet the love of his life and spend his remaining years.
He served in the Army National Guard during his early adulthood. He was an avid history buff and was happy to share his knowledge. A highly skilled and successful tradesman, he learned the plumbing trade in his twenties, became a master plumber and eventually ran his own business, George’s Plumbing, for over 40 years. He took pride in his work and customer satisfaction. When not working, he enjoyed time with his family, friends and grandfathers, long drives through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, metal detecting and vacations in the Outer Banks.
George was preceded in death by his parents; George E. Coppage, Sr., and Ada Mae Coppage, sisters; Elva Roberts and Beatrice Anderson.
He is survived by his wife of more than 59 years, Georgia L. Coppage; two children, son Glenn E. Coppage and wife Teri van Culpeper; daughter, Sandra Frazier and her husband Michael of Bluffton, SC; sister, Doris Gregg and her husband Carroll of Warrenton and brother, Gary Coppage and his wife Diane of Luray; two grandchildren, Tara Coppage of Charleston, SC, and Glenn “Chris” Coppage of Kingsport, TN, along with many cousins.
A celebration of life will be planned for a future date.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting expressions of condolences in the form of donations on its behalf to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or Fauquier SPCA, PO Box 733 Warrenton, VA 20188-0733. Online condolences can be expressed at: www.moserfuneralhome.com.