William “Rick” Copestick

December 30, 1949 - February 2, 2018
William “Rick” Copestick

William “Rick” Copestick, 68 passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania following a lengthy illness.
He was born in East Liverpool, OH on December 30, 1949 a son of the late Eva Jane (Copestick) Bates. Living most of his life in this area he worked as a stable hand for the Mountaineer Race Track. Rick was also a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by one son and one daughter; four brothers: Daryl Andrew Bates of Palm Beach, FL, Rodney Lee Bates of Manchester, TN, Thomas Edward Bates of New Port News, VA and Jeffrey M. White of Enon Valley, PA; one sister: Diana Lynn Amos of New Casthel, PA and three grandchildren.
In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by a brother: David Lloyd Bates.
It was Rick’s wishes that no calling hours or services be held. The Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes was entrusted with his arrangements.
Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guest book or send condolences online at www.martinmacleanaltmeyer.com.


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  • March 22, 2018
    Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of William Copestick, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, William Copestick, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †