Valand Joseph Copeland, Jr.

May 31, 1926 - October 14, 2020

05/31/1926 - 10/14/2020

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Visitation
Sunday October 18, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions
Service
Sunday October 18, 2020
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions
Valand J. Copeland, Jr., 94, a resident of Harmony at Oakbrooke ALF in Chesapeake, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020.  A native of Perquimans County, NC, Mr. Copeland served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during WW II and in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He resided on Walden St. in the South Norfolk section of Chesapeake for 54 years and was a career shipyard worker retiring from Metro Corporation in 1993 after 26 years of service.
 Mr. Copeland was preceded in death by his parents, Valand J. Copeland, Sr. and Mozelle Dail Harris; his wife of 54 years, Gladys C. Copeland; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth C. Bunch, and a brother, Edward B. Copeland.  He is survived by his son, Bruce Copeland (Cindy) of Kill Devil Hills, NC; daughter Wanda C. Vineyard (John) of Chesapeake; grandson Michael Vineyard (Shannon); granddaughter Ashley Easter (John), and great-grandchildren Jacob, Ian, Tyler, Levi, and Ryann.
The family will have a COVID-19 compliant visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 Battlefield Blvd., South, followed by a service at 2:00 p.m.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so should consider making a donation in Mr. Copeland’s memory to either Samaritan’s Purse or the Disabled American Veterans.
Bruce and Wanda want to thank the wonderful nurses from Heartland Hospice and the staff of Harmony at Oakbrooke for the care and comfort they provided during dad’s last days.  Express condolences to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.
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Tom and Molly Schultze
2 years ago

To Wanda, We know how hard it is to say goodbye to your Dad. Those who love us never go away. Your Dad will always be with you in Spirit. We hope all the great moments that you were able to have with him brings you comfort. God Bless you and your Family….Tom and Molly Schultze

Kevin Benton
2 years ago

Wanda, Bruce and Family, my Sincere Condolences to yall and your families…
I remember him as a very kind man that loved his family and he lived a good long life, may God rest his soul….
Kevin Benton