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Philip Coopy, 1939-2020


Last updated 4/22/2020 at 10:47am

Philip Robert Coopy, 80, of Lake Wales passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020 at his residence.

He was born April 27, 1939 in Plattsburgh, NY to the late Lester and Mary Coopy; he moved to Lake Wales from Virginia in 2000. Philip worked as an Information Management Supervisor for the Department of Defense for 36 years. He was a veteran of the Navy, during Vietnam War. Philip played the banjo for the John Skilman Band, Saints and Sinners. He was known as one of the best banjo players around.

Philip was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Andrew in 1992. He is survived by his wife of 30 years,...

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