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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 - 15:24
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

Thursday, August 21

  • AHS Varsity at Northwest Classic Varsity Tournament through Aug. 23, times TBA

Friday, August 22

  • AHS Varsity vs. Pascal at Aledo, a.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Byron Nelson Scrimmage, 9 a.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy High School at Lakehill Prep, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26

  • AHS Varsity vs. Joshua at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS vs. Stephenville at Aledo;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

  • AHS Varsity at Volleypalozza Varsity Tournament through Aug. 30, times TBA

  • AHS JV at Joshua, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Fort Worth Academy, 5:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cedar Park at Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Granbury Cornerstone at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

  • AHS at Marcus I Invitational, North Lakes Park, Denton, Texas 76201, 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS at Denton Guyer;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

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