Charles Edward Coppedge II


Charles Edward Coppedge II, passed away on September 11, 2020, at the age of 62.  Charles was fondly called Chuck by his family and friends.

Chuck was born to Charles and Evangeline Coppedge on March 8, 1958. He grew up in Raytown and graduated from Raytown High School in 1976. He was in the Boy Scouts Troop 245 and proudly obtained his God and Country Award.  He followed in the footsteps of his Grandfather and Father into the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.

He was a member of Sheffield Family Life Center and spent many years attending service and became knowledgeable about his Lord and Savior.  With those teachings, he learned to have great faith.

Chuck was a very hard worker and started his own lawn business, Beautiful Lawns when he was a young teenager. He was one of the first lawn service companies in Mission Hills and had clients up to 2020.

Chuck shared his enthusiastic compassion for Drag Racing and watching the Royals and Chiefs win their Championship with his sister, Marsha. He also loved his road trips and his passion for drinking coffee at Quik-Trip.   

The Lorey children had fond memories of their Uncle Chuck and shared them with their mother, Denise.  

He is survived by his sisters; Denise Coppedge Lorey, Debra Rees, and Marsha Smith along with his nieces and nephew; Hilary, Christina, Jeff, and Katherine, not counting numerous other nieces and nephews.   He leaves behind his Aunt and Uncle, Kem and Mary Margaret Nash, and his many loving cousins.  Besides his family members, he leaves behind his very close friends, Josh Crockett and Sharon Courtney.    


There will be a Celebration of Life with family and friends following the ease of Covid-19 precautions. 


  1. Byron Cantrall on November 6, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Hello Denise;
    Pam and I are very sorry to hear that Chuck had passed. While the moment has been painful for all. God stands by us all to help us through that pain. God is all powerful, all knowing, all loving presence which will fill all of us through this difficult time. God eases all pain with Love and Strength.
    Chuck is with his Lord, he has no pain.

    • Denise Lorey on December 16, 2021 at 12:05 am

      Byron and Pam,
      .He truly believed in God and Jesus. I can see him nodding his head in agreement with your words. Thank you for sharing your beautiful words. They touched my heart.

  2. Denise Coppedge Lorey on September 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Chuck, you were the best brother a sister could have! I have so many happy and loving memories of you, from the time you were born till the last time we spoke. You had such a wonderful happiness about you that was so contagious! You shared your love for God and Jesus with me, whenever we were together. My kids adored and loved their Uncle Chuck. So grateful that you were in our lives. Love you and miss you, Chuck!

  3. Denise Coppedge Lorey on September 29, 2020 at 8:49 am

    Dear Doug, your thoughts really described Chuck well. Thank you so much for leaving them.They give me such a warm reminder of him. Love, Denise

  4. Beth Winne on September 19, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Hello Coppedge Family,

    This is your cousin, Beth Anne. I am so very sorry for the loss of our beloved cousin, Chuck. Chuck was such an intelligent, hard-working, dear, sweet, caring person. My husband Mike, always commented over the years, at family gatherings-how much he enjoyed getting to know Chuck. He appreciated Chuck’s friendliness & inquisitive nature regarding life in general & asking about our entire Nash family, etc. I am fortunate to have been able to spend some extra-fun evenings in the past 10 years, with Marsha & Chuck-enjoying some terrific Mexican dinners together & family camaraderie. Chuck will be very missed in this lifetime. I pray he is enjoying heaven now with my sister Susie, our cousin Steve, his parents & grandparents & all of our other deceased loved ones- too numerous to mention. We love you, Marsha, Denise, Debbie & Families. Bless Chuck’s Soul in heaven & all of you in the days & years to come.
    Sincerely, Beth, Mike & Heather Winne

    • Denise Coppedge Lorey on September 29, 2020 at 8:37 am

      Dear Beth, thank you so much for your sweet memories of Chuck. I am so glad you had such good times with him. He was such a wonderful brother and I will be missing him so much. I am sure he is with our families and helping them to watch over those they have left behind. Love, Denise

  5. Alma Lou Clark on September 19, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Those we love are always with us. Their laughter, their love and their thoughtfulness are gifts that are ours to keep. I picture Chuck tending the Lord’s heavenly gardens with great joy to be home! My love and prayers to all of you, Alma Lou Clark

    • Denise Coppedge Lorey on September 29, 2020 at 8:46 am

      Dear Alma Lou, thank you for your comforting thoughts. I am sure he is with our family watching over all of us. Love, Denise

  6. Doug Griep on September 19, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Well I’m sure sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing..I will always remember my Uncle’s big smile and friendy demeanor at our family reunions as a young kid…My best regards to the family…

    Doug Griep

    • Aunt Mary Margaret, Uncle Kem Nash on December 27, 2020 at 11:29 am

      In loving memory of. our nephew Chuck, who was always soft spoken and cared dearly for his family. He was hard working and made sure his clients was taken care of and happy with his work. We will miss you Chuck. Rest In Peace. Uncle Kem and Aunt Mary Margaret

      • Denise L Lorey on December 16, 2021 at 12:11 am

        Thank you so much for your loving comments. He was a very special person. Another hole in our family’s heart. Steve and he will enjoy their reunion.

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