Charles C. Copley Sr.

May 10, 1931 ‒ April 23, 2019

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio

Charles C. “Chuck” Copley Sr., age 87 of Delaware and formerly of Mt. Vernon died Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Wayne County, West Virginia on May 10, 1931 to the late Walter and Nellie (Billups) Copley. In his early career he worked with Gerstenslager Corporation in Wooster creating the early models of the Oscar Mayer Weiner Cars. Chuck went on to work as a plant manager for several locations of the Stahl/Scott & Fetzer Company for over 25 years.

A fan of all sports, including watching them on television, he especially enjoyed a passion for the Cleveland Indians and Browns. In his younger years he coached and umpired in the Wooster Youth Baseball Leagues and served as a semi-pro umpire.

Stubborn to his core, he was fun loving, and was the consummate story teller, one who always stretched the line. He was a member of the Delaware Christian Church. He was a fan of Facebook and playing the slots.  He treasured time spent watching sports and being surrounded by his family, his children, grandchildren, and great ones too.

Those left to cherish his memory include children: Jimmy (Beth) Copley of Wooster, Linda (James) Dalton of Litchfield, Bobby (Jacine) and David Copley of Wooster, Chuck (Jennifer) Copley Jr. of Delaware, 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death his beloved wife of 35 years Kaye (King) Copley in 2007, sister Lilly L. Adkins, and brother Walter Copley.

Friends may call from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015. Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, 18260 Coshocton Ave, Mt Vernon, OH 43050. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Delaware Christian Church, 2280 W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015, with Pastor Sam Rosa officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Girls and Boys Town, PO Box 6000, Boys Town, NE 68010.

Arrangements entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • Chuck,

    I am so very sorry to hear this news about your father. It’s a blow, even when it is expected. The loss of a parent is very rough. Please know that you have my sincerest sympathy. Don’t worry about the office. Be with your family and do what you need to do. We have you covered.

    Most Sincerely,
    Deb Olbrys

  • So sorry for your loss. He was a sweet man. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Our Sincere Thoughts and Prayers are With You All, Charles was a Pleasure to visit with and I always enjoyed seeing him at Beth and Jim’s Place .He will be Greatly Missed.❤️❤️❤️

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am not family anymore, that never stopped him from treating me like family. He filled a spot in my life as a grandparent that was vacant. I will miss seeing and talking to him. Story time and his memories will continue to be a bright light in a darker world.

  • So sorry to hear your Dad had passed away. So grateful we had some time to spend together. He will now be with the Mother and Father he lost at such a young age. My love and prayers to each of you. (Aunt Mildred’s daughter)

  • I am sorry for your loss, Chuck was such a sweet man and glad I got to know him and do what I could to help. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.