Delbert Dee Copple

Delbert Dee Copple

Delbert Dee Copple, 75, of Dix, passed away at his home at 3:20 a.m., Saturday, August 14, 2021.

He was born October 29, 1945, in Centralia, the son of Garry Odell and Flora Mae (Douthit) Copple. He married Leslie Wiles on December 20, 1980, and she survives in Dix.

Delbert graduated from Grand Prairie Grade School and Woodlawn High School, and served in the United States Army. He was a farmer, and worked as a carpenter until his retirement, then worked for Centralia Propane for an additional fifteen years. He was an avid gardener, and loved his home and family.

In addition to his wife, Leslie Copple, he is survived by three step-children, Richard Wiles, Krista Jackson, and Jennifer Bowen and husband Jeff; and grandchildren, Katie Wiles and fiancée Seth Edminson, Lauren Jackson, Evan Jackson, Ryan Clark, and Caleb Bowen.

Funeral Services for Delbert will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, with Jonathan Schnautz officiating. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 17, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be made to Residential Hospice, and will be accepted at the service, or by mail to the Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, Illinois 62830.         Online condolences may be made at www.osbornfuneral.com, or on the Osborn Funeral Home Facebook page.

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