Vanessa Crets
B: 1955-05-02
D: 2020-05-26
View Details
Crets, Vanessa
Pearl Brandenburger
B: 1932-04-25
D: 2020-05-26
View Details
Brandenburger, Pearl
Betty Luke
B: 1931-07-19
D: 2020-05-25
View Details
Luke, Betty
James Gilliam
B: 1942-06-26
D: 2020-05-23
View Details
Gilliam, James
Kristen Ferguson
B: 1993-09-25
D: 2020-05-19
View Details
Ferguson, Kristen
Laurie Kitchen
B: 1972-12-27
D: 2020-05-08
View Details
Kitchen, Laurie
Betty Staples
B: 1932-02-01
D: 2020-05-07
View Details
Staples, Betty
Terry Lager
B: 1951-09-14
D: 2020-05-07
View Details
Lager, Terry
Jason Voss
B: 1976-12-02
D: 2020-05-02
View Details
Voss, Jason
Harold Byrd
B: 1934-07-24
D: 2020-04-13
View Details
Byrd, Harold
Jackie Nunn
B: 1952-03-27
D: 2020-04-12
View Details
Nunn, Jackie
Stanley Brewer
B: 1931-11-10
D: 2020-03-25
View Details
Brewer, Stanley
Walter Reimers
B: 1934-02-28
D: 2020-03-18
View Details
Reimers, Walter
Florence Nixon
B: 1921-01-27
D: 2020-03-15
View Details
Nixon, Florence
Fred Weston
B: 1976-06-21
D: 2020-03-06
View Details
Weston, Fred
Angeline Thompson
B: 1927-02-08
D: 2020-03-04
View Details
Thompson, Angeline
Robert Mullen
B: 1952-03-24
D: 2020-03-01
View Details
Mullen, Robert
Karen Williams
B: 1941-11-15
D: 2020-02-28
View Details
Williams, Karen
Darrell Callahan
B: 1954-05-20
D: 2020-02-26
View Details
Callahan, Darrell
Betty Stricklin
B: 1933-11-24
D: 2020-02-15
View Details
Stricklin, Betty
Judith Barnicle
B: 1945-05-31
D: 2020-02-14
View Details
Barnicle, Judith


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
904 W. Washington Street
Cuba, MO 65453
Phone: 573-885-3355
Fax: 573-885-3913
Robert Copling

Robert Thomas Copling

Sunday, August 9th, 1925 - Friday, February 7th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Robert Copling, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Robert Copling

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Robert Thomas “Bob” Copling of Leasburg, Missouri was born Sunday, August 9, 1925 at Tison, Missouri to the union of Arthur and Merle (Nee: Mise) Copling. He left from this life, surrounded by family, on Friday, February 7, 2020 at his home in Leasburg at the age of 94 years.

Bob proudly served in the United States Marine Corps, during WWII, from October 15, 1943 till December 24, 1945. He was united in marriage to Christena Ellen Reiner on Sunday, August 15, 1948 at Leasburg, Missouri. They were the proud parents of Nancy and Robert.

Bob worked in construction most of his life. He worked at Mid-State Lumber for nearly twenty-five years. There wasn’t any carpentry work that Bob couldn’t do. He was an electrician, plumber, roofer, painter and carpenter.

In his younger years, he enjoyed coon hunting, pitching for the local softball team and working. He was a devout member, deacon and song leader of Mt. Olive Baptist Church for over fifty years. For the last three years, Bob had been attending Calvary Assembly of God Church, Cuba.

For the last few years, Bob has been going to the Cuba Senior Center every day that it was open. You could find him sitting on the front porch, with his hound Hobo, this past year. Bob loved to sing old hymns and when he felt good, he was a jokester. What Bob loved most in life, was spending time with his family and friends.

Bob was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, great-great uncle, cousin and friend of many. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Merle Copling; wife Christena Ellen Copling; grandson Jimmy Umfress; great grandson Chad Umfress; five sisters, Georgia and husband Frank Leibensperger, Hester and husband Henry Land, Helen and husband James Reiner, Geneva and husband Orville Richardson, Ethel Adams; two brothers, Herbert and wife Rosie Copling, Arthur and wife Margaret Copling; brothers-in-law Walter Reiner, Robert Reiner, Gene Niedbalksi, sister-in-law Loretta White and other relatives and friends.

Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his loving children, Nancy and husband James Umfress of Cuba, Robert and wife Mary Copling of Leasburg; four grandchildren, Amy and husband Robert Kelly of Leasburg, David and wife Angela Copling of Leasburg, Travis Umfress, Robert Umfress; great grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; brother-in-law Joe White of St. James, formerly of Leasburg; sister-in-law Barbara Niedbalski of Cuba, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 12:00 till 2:00 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W Washington Street, Cuba, Missouri.

Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2020 at the Mizell Funeral Home, Cuba with Pastor Terry Hogan officiating. Special recorded music will be “Faces”, “Marine Corp Hymn” and solo by Amy Kelly will sing “Master of the Wind”.

Interment, prayers and full military honors will follow at Lick Creek Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Keith Neece officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cuba Senior Center, 206 N Smith Street, Cuba, Missouri in Bob’s memory.

The Mizell Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Copling family.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert Thomas Copling, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Robert

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 9th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Sunday, February 9th, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Mizell Funeral Home
    904 W. Washington St.
    CUBA, MO 65453
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, February 9th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, February 9th, 2020 2:00pm
    Mizell Funeral Home
    904 W. Washington St.
    CUBA, MO 65453
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Terry Hogan
  • Interment

    Lick Creek Cemetery
    Hwy. PP
    CUBA, MO 65453
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Robert here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Robert Thomas Copling by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each