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Richard Oliver Copher

August 3, 1945 December 2, 2020
Richard Oliver Copher
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COPHER, Richard O. passed away surrounded by love on December 2, 2020. He was born in Tampa, Florida, August 3, 1945 and was a 1963 Brandon High School graduate who went on to become an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur in the automotive recycling industry owning Copher Brothers Auto Salvage and Copher U Pull It locations throughout the Tampa Bay Area and Hermanos Copher in Costa Rica and Guatemala. He was also a partner of Vehicle Recycling Solutions with businesses in several cities throughout the Midwestern United States region. Richard was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner, and a member of The Royal Order of Jesters. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years Pamela Peterson Copher; daughter Heather Copher-Sweeney (Dennis); grandchildren, Hayden and Halle Sweeney; sister Betty Jo Wood; brother Ronald; along with many extended family. Richard had a heart for connecting with others. He was a loving husband, father, Poppy, brother and friend. He will be remembered for his business acumen, gregarious personality, famous one-liners and his love of sports. A celebration of his life will be held at Southern Funeral Care, Riverview on Thursday December 10, 2020 at 2:00pm. The family will receive visitation from 1-2pm. Entombment will follow at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in memory of Richard to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
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Visitation

Thursday

10

Dec

1:00 PM 12/10/2020 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 12/10/2020 2:00:00 PM
Southern Funeral Care and Cremation Services, Inc.

10510 Riverview Drive
Riverview, FL 33578

Southern Funeral Care and Cremation Services, Inc.
10510 Riverview Drive Riverview 33578 FL
United States

Service

Thursday

10

Dec

2:00 PM 12/10/2020 2:00:00 PM
Southern Funeral Care and Cremation Services, Inc.

10510 Riverview Drive
Riverview, FL 33578

Southern Funeral Care and Cremation Services, Inc.
10510 Riverview Drive Riverview 33578 FL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Hillsboro Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

2323 West Brandon Blvd.
Brandon, FL 33511

2323 West Brandon Blvd. Brandon 33511 FL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Shriner's Hospitals for Children

2900 Rocky Point Dr.
Tampa, FL 33607
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