Richard Coppinger

By Press Release

Crawford resident Richard Joseph Coppinger died Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at Paonia Care Center. He was 56.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

He was born March 3, 1960, in Cortez to Richard and Myrt (Williams) Coppinger. He spent his childhood and attended school in Cortez.

On May 2, 1992, he married Sharon Lynn Runkle in Las Vegas, Nev.

Mr. Coppinger worked as a carpenter for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, snacking, playing horseshoes and mountain croquet, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Sharon Coppinger; his mother, Myrt Powell of Oregon; two sons, Casey Childress of Arizona and Christopher Childress of New Mexico; a daughter, Celeste Parker of Crawford; three sisters, Susan Potter of Arizona, Jan Coppinger of California and Raea Morris of Montana; and five grandchildren.

His father, Richard Coppinger, preceded him in death.

Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

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