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Gregory "Coach" Coppes

August 13, 1955 October 21, 2020
Gregory "Coach" Coppes
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Greg 'Coach' Coppes died suddenly and unexpectedly as the result of a motorcycle accident on Oct. 21, 2020, in Vacaville, California at the age of 65.
Coppes was born on Aug. 13th in Defiance, Ohio.
He joined the U.S. Air Force garnering many honors and rising through the ranks. Upon leaving the Air Force he became an electrician, establishing a successful contracting business, and ultimately becoming one of the few to reach the rank of Master Electrician.
Family always came first for Coppes but he was also committed to bettering his community, influencing positive bipartisan change that reached a federal level. He was a Veteran’s advocate and was able to combine this with his love of motorcycle riding by establishing a local chapter of the Veteran Riders MC of which he became the chapter and then State President.
Coppes’ nickname 'Coach' was earned through his years as a successful youth and high school football coach where he influenced many of Dixon’s next generation.
Coppes is survived by his wife, Patti Coppes; daughter, Miranda Penrose, her husband, Steve Penrose, their two sons, Gabriel and Jacob; daughter, Victoria Rosten, her husband, Nathan Rosten, their children, Ethan, Isla, Declan, Natalie and Jordan; son, Clayton Coppes, his wife, Junna Coppes, their son, Norman Masaki; and his brothers the Veteran Riders MC.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Robin.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 31, 2020, at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 1305 N. 1st St., Dixon, all are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Coppes’ honor to the American Legion Post 208, 1305 North First St. Dixon, CA, 95620 allowing him to continue to serve other veterans.

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11:00 AM 10/31/2020 11:00:00 AM
American Legion Hall

1305 N. First St.
Dixon, CA 95620

American Legion Hall
1305 N. First St. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

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Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Final Resting Place

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

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