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Robert J. Coppedge

ROBERT J. COPPEDGE TERRE HAUTE, IN
Robert J. Coppedge, 78, passed away at his Terre Haute home on Sunday, January 4, 2015. He was born in Gary, IN on Tuesday, May 19, 1936, to James R. and Ruth T. (Hillabold) Coppedge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick M. Lundgren, aunts, uncles, and cousin, yet is survived by extended family and friends who will miss his gentle spirit immensely. Throughout his youth, Bob attended Central Baptist Church, took private music lessons, and delivered newspapers for the Gary Post-Tribune. He graduated from Emerson High School in 1954. During his college years at Indiana State Teachers College, Bob attended and eventually was named Director of Music at First Baptist Church of Terre Haute, became involved in the University Orchestra and Terre Haute Symphony, and worked at Taylor Forge. Upon earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music, Bob programmed computers at Columbia Records Pressing Plant in Terre Haute, completed his Master of Arts Degree in Music plus 35 additional credit hours, and taught music in California, Illinois, and ultimately many students and levels within Vigo County School Corporation. He said goodbye to the classroom in 1988. After his retirement, Bob maintained his passions for both music and computers, looked to the past through old-time radio, classic movies, historical fact-finding of Gary and Terre Haute, and genealogical research, yet lived in the present with his awareness of current events, international affairs, economics, politics, and all of God's creatures around him. Bob will be remembered as an amazing pianist and cellist, an intelligent man who enjoyed plays on words and humorous sayings, a thoughtful person, a gracious guest, a wonderful friend, a compassionate soul. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. Interment will follow at a later date. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47804 was entrusted with arrangements. We invite you to share a kind word or memory at: www.greinerfuneralhome.com

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