Funeral services will be Friday afternoon for Chattanooga attorney Glenn R. Copeland, who was shot and killed at his home on Sunday. He was 82.
Authorities said his son, Dale, apparently carried out the shooting before going to his home across the street, where he died of a gunshot wound.
Glenn Copeland was born in Lakeland, Fla., and moved to Chattanooga as a young child. He was a long-term member of Highland Park Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, was on various financial committees, and was a Teens for Christ Sunday School teacher. Most recently, he was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church and Greg Bolton’s class.
He graduated from Chattanooga Central High and received his law degree from the University of Tennessee. He practiced law for over 40 years until he retired in 2015. He also taught business law at Tennessee Temple University.
His obituary says, "Glenn loved his family and many friends. He was a very generous and Godly man and an avid Christ follower. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him."
He is survived by his wife, Pat Copeland; son, Rodger (Marilyn) Copeland ; daughter, Debbie (Don) Maddox; brothers, David (Mary) Copeland , and Tom (Carol) Copeland; grandchildren, Brandon (Meredith) Maddox and Susanne (Greg) Phillips.
Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home on East Brainerd Road with Reverend Chuck Patrick and Reverend Gus Hernandez, Sr. officiating.
Burial will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East with Craig Carter, Carson Carter, Cameron Carter, Jonathan Copeland, Clay Copeland and Will Copeland serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4–8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, Tn. 37214 or WDYN Radio, PO Box 5605, Chattanooga, TN 37406