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Floyd L. Coppedge, Memorial


On Sunday, Sept. 27, at 6:10 p.m., Dr. Floyd L. Coppedge was united with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and with his wife, LaNell, who preceded him in death by only five weeks, as well as many other loved ones who have gone on before. 

At the time of his passing from this life to his eternal reward, he was surrounded by his family and embraced in love and honor as the patriarch of our family.

He will be remembered for a distinguished career devoted to excellence in teaching and learning. He was loved by many as the principal of Douglas High School, as chair and professor of education at Oklahoma Christian University and as Oklahoma’s Secretary of Education under Gov. Frank Keating. 

While he had many exceptional accomplishments, he will most significantly be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will continue to be cherished as a mentor, leader, tutor and role model. He will always be respected for his dedication to our Heavenly Father and his unwavering relationship with Christ. Many have admired him for his dignity, his eloquence and generosity.

All who met him, will miss him, for to have met Floyd was to know him. It only took moments for people to see him for his honest self and in that same moment, to find themselves drawn to his kindness. He was a man whose true inner character exuded from his every step and every word.

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