August 11, 1949 ~ September 27, 2018

Born in: Indianapolis, Indiana
Resided in: Lebanon, Indiana

Michael (Mike) Steven Copas, of Lebanon, IN, 69, passed away on September 27, 2018, at his home. Michael was born on August 11, 1949, in Indianapolis, IN to the late Mose and Norma Jean (Mattingly) Copas, Jr. He graduated from Lawrence Central High School, where his favorite subjects included art and orchestra (cello).  Michael completed his trade apprenticeship and worked for the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers as a brick layer, retiring in 2006. Michael achieved Eagle Scout status within the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America and loved nature, fishing, camping, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Michael is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jayne (Heath) Copas, children: Stephanie (David) Kiraly, Grace (Ryan) McMenamin, and Rose (Marcus) Gibbs; grandchildren, Ethan, Hannah, and Logan Kiraly, and Laine Gibbs; siblings, Karen (Jeff) Jones, Roger (Dawn) Copas, and David Copas; aunts, Irma (Auntie) Embry and Eileen Monroe; as well as many devoted cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ronnie; nephew, Kevin Jones; and sisters-in-law, Dayna Copas, Jody Heath, and Sandra Heath.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6th, at Unity Church, 907 N. Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boone County Humane Society, 5366 S Indianapolis Rd, Whitestown, IN 46075.  Arrangements provided by Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Lawrence.

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  1. Lifting you in prayer…no words could convey the sadness I feel for all of you. May your loving memories and your steadfast faith bring you comfort. My heart is with all of you.

  2. Jayne, may GOD comfort you during this time. May all your memories dance in your head and be forever in your heart. Mike…Rest in Heaven, Rest In Peace, Rest in Love.

    Sincerely, Beatrice Beverly

  3. Mikey, Will miss you, however I know that you are at peace and no longer struggling. See you again somewhere, sometime. My Dear Jayne, may you always be wrapped in love and peace. If you every need anything just call, I’LL bè there. Love you friend.

  4. Dear Copas family,

    My deepest condolences for your loss. May your memories with Mike give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Warm thoughts and prayers reach out to you.

  5. So sorry for the loss of your sweet Mike. May our Gods grace give you peace and strength through this difficult time. Sending love and Prayers for you and your family.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jayne and the family. I will be at Mike’ memorial service tomorrow.

  7. P.S. Jim was interested to know that Mike was a brick-layer. Wished he had gotten to talk with mike about that. Jim says it’s very precision work.

  8. What I most remember about Mike is his smile, slightly mischievous, and like he knew some great secret–which I’m sure he probably did. I also remember his great love for Jayne. I send my love and condolences to Jayne and the rest of the family and to all who knew and loved him. I am grateful to have had him in my life, if but a short time.

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