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Wesley Kim Cope, 73, of Flatwoods, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Mr. Cope was born Aug. 5, 1944, in Whitesville, W.Va., to the late Clyde Franklin Cope and Freda Ellen Rice.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Cope was preceded in death by one brother, Darrell Cope; and his stepfather, George Rice.
Mr. Cope was a welder for the local CSX Car Shop and a U.S. Army Veteran. He also worked drywall and painting jobs most of his life. Mr. Cope was a member of Oak Street Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Flatwoods. He loved fishing, spending time with his family and his beloved dog, Lucy.
Mr. Cope is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Kalie Webb Cope of Flatwoods; one son, Wesley C. (Diana) Cope of Ashland; one daughter, Lorie Jane Cope of Flatwoods; one brother, George Rice of Flatwoods; three sisters, Regina (Dennis) Clark and Glenda Harleen both of Flatwoods and Dari Cope of Raceland; and a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods with Pastor Johnsey Collins officiating. Burial will be in Brick Union Cemetery in Lloyd.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 25, 2018
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