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Oneal “Red” Coppedge

February 18, 2014 by Phil Major

Sunday, April 21, 1918
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 3:24pm
Taylor Street Church of Christ in Hobbs, N.M.

Funeral services for Oneal “Red” Coppedge of Las Cruces, N.M., formerly of Hobbs, N.M., Weatherford and Aledo, were held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Taylor Street Church of Christ in Hobbs with Dr. Eli Borden officiating. Burial followed at Prairie Haven Cemetery in Hobbs.
Mr. Coppedge, 95, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Haciendas Grace Village in Las Cruces. He was born April 21, 1918 in Rotan. He married Wilma Onez Whitlock Feb. 7, 1941 in Brownwood. They had been married 65 years when she died in 2006.
“Red” grew up in Rotan and Yuma, Ariz. He was a pioneer in the Hobbs oilfields, moving to Hobbs in 1936, working on the drilling rigs, and selling and servicing pumps, eventually owning his own company, Service Pump and Supply in Lovington, N.M. He was a member of the Taylor Street Church of Christ in Hobbs.
Survivors include a son, Robert “Bob” Coppedge and wife, Marie, of Las Cruces; daughters, Darlene Kszyminski and husband, Frank, of Hudson Oaks and Vanita Swift and husband, Chuck, of San Marcos; sisters, Gladys Williamson of Hobbs and Lovene Moore of Eunice, N.M.; brothers, Harold Coppedge and wife, Amy of Grapeland, Joe Coppedge and wife, Flo, of Springerville, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Sports Calendar

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cleburne at AHS; 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, February 18

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Mansfield Tournament; times TBA

Friday, February 19

  • AHS Varsity at Byron Nelson HS Tournament; All day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Joshua at AHS; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 20

  • AHS Varsity vs. Abilene/Weatherford Scrimmage at Weatherford; times TBA

  • AHS vs. Weatherford Scrimmage at AHS;

    JV- 3 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

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