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Phillip Leon Copeland

December 12, 1960 — November 19, 2021

Phillip Leon Copeland passed away unexpectantly from a massive heart attack on November 19th, 2021, in Hanahan, SC.

Phil was born December 12th, 1960 to Elizabeth Williamson and Leon Copeland in Columbia, SC.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Rhonda, sons, Phillip, and Logan, daughter-in-law, Kathy, grandson, Zabe, sisters Debbie Copeland Wald (Larry), and Karen Copeland Vazquez (Tony), numerous nieces and nephews, and their pack of rescues.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and brother, Rusty.

Phil grew up in the Springwood Lake neighborhood in Columbia, SC, and graduated from Spring Valley High School. He served the US Army. The skills he learned there guided him into a career in Defense Contracting. Phil loved animals. He and Rhonda were always rescuing cats and dogs who became part of their pack. Phil was the ultimate family man with his most cherished title being grandpa. He made the best baked macaroni-n-cheese you ever tasted. He was the most generous man - what he did for others and the world will ensure he is always remembered.

A family and friend gathering will be held at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home in Goose Creek, SC, on Friday, December 3rd, 2021, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations to your local SPCA, Wounded Warriors, or the National MS Society in his memory are requested.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION, Goose Creek, 869 St. James Ave., Goose Creek, SC 29445, (843) 553-1511.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Phillip Leon Copeland, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends

Friday, December 3, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation Goose Creek

869 St James Ave, Goose Creek, SC 29445

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