Jack Cope


Charles Jack Cope, 93, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.

Jack was the eldest son of the late Charlie “Ode” Cope and the late Bonnie Mills Cope.

Jack retired from Dayco Southern and enjoyed woodworking. He sang bass with several local quartets. As a member of Ochre Hill Baptist Church, he served many years as a Deacon and choir member.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Irene Mills, Mary Ida Blanton, Dorothy Pate, Eunice Peters and Peggy Jo Williams; three brothers, Donald Levi Cope, Gene Cope and Dan Cope; and one granddaughter, Brandy Cope Hubbard.

Jack is survived by one son, Eddie (Peggy) Cope of Sylva; one daughter, Karen (Davis) Buchanan of Ellijay, Ga.; two sisters, Sue Felkins of Carl Junction, Mo., Joyce Plemmons (Clyde) of Clinton, Tenn.; two brothers; Jim Cope (Debbie) of Penrose, N.C., Donald Alton Cope (Carol Ann) of Sylva; three grandchildren; Brandy (Teddy) Sutherland, Jeremy Buchanan, Keta (Deston) McCall; four great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law; Susie Cope of Waynesville and Nell Moss and Naomi Turpin of Sylva; several nieces and nephews; and special friends. Troy McMahan and Jerry Thompson.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour of 1 p.m. at Appalachian Funeral Services. Rev. Hunter Gosnell will officiate, and burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens.

A special thanks to the staff at Morningstar Assisted Living.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ochre Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 14 Norman Drive, Sylva, NC 28779.