Abe Cope Jr.
1944 — 2012
CHEROKEE — Abe Cope Jr., 68, of Cherokee, and formally of Waynesville, passed away at Memorial Mission Hospital Dec. 29, 2012, following an extended illness.
Abe was the son of the late Abe Cope Sr. and Dorothy Myrtle Brock Cope of Haywood County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in both Korea and Vietnam. Abe was retired, but worked in construction and electronics, and most recently worked at Harrah's Casino in Cherokee. He was a native son to Haywood County but lived the last 13 years of his life among friends in the Cherokee area.
Abe is survived by one brother, William Ralph Cope, of Waynesville.
Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers, Wesley A. Cope, Charles G. Cope; and one sister, Dorothy E. Fulce.
A planned memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday Jan. 3, the Chapel of Long House Funeral Home of Cherokee. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Abe to The Disable American Veteran's at P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
Long House Funeral Home is assisting the family in arrangements of services. Online condolences can be made by visiting www.longhousefuneralhome.com.