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Joshua Harold Copp, 35, of rural South Whitley, died early Monday morning, April 14, 2014, due to natural causes.
He was born July 2, 1978, in Fort Wayne, a son of Jeffrey O. and Connie R. (Johnson) Copp.
In 1979 his family moved to Osceola, from Oakbrook, Ill. In 1985, the family moved to Rehrersburg, Pa.
He graduated from Tulpehocken High School in Bernville, where he played soccer and basketball. In 1998, he returned to Indiana to live in Columbia City.
On Oct. 6, 2001 he was united in marriage to Anna R. Siegrist.
They made their home in rural Columbia City until moving to their present home April 14, 2009.
In addition to livestock farming, he was a very talented musician. He established the bands, High Moon, Huckleberry Blue and Blue Bird Revival of which he was the lead singer and played various instruments.
Columbia City Church of the Brethren was his church of membership.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Anna; a son, Jeffrey Robert Copp, at home; his parents, Jeff and Connie Copp of Columbia City; three siblings, Miriam (Michael) Copp Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa., Charles (Amelia) Copp of Decatur, Ga.and Peter (Kate) Copp of Columbia City; and his in-laws, Bob and Sandy Siegrist of Columbia City, Jonathan Siegrist of Columbus, Ohio, David Siegrist of Valparaiso and Deborah Wolf of Syracuse.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Columbia City United Methodist Church, 605 Forest Parkway, with visitation after 1 p.m. Friday at the church. The burial will be in South Park Annex Cemetery.
Visitation will also be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.
Preferred memorials are to Jeffrey Robert Copp Education Fund or Church of the Brethren Disaster Relief.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.