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Monroe Cope

Monroe Cope

Saturday, September 7th, 1946 - Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
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Monroe Cope, also known as Hot Rod by his family and friends, age 73 of Asheville, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

Mr. Cope was born September 7, 1946 in Jackson County to Pauline L. Cope and the late Jim Cope. He has lived in Buncombe County most of his life. Monroe loved all types and kinds of machinery. He was a Diesel Mechanic with Bradley Freight Lines for many years and a member of Biltmore Baptist Church.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Boyd Lee Cope and Paul Cope.

Monroe is survived by his wife of 50 years, Vickie Clarke Cope; sons, Chris Cope (Tracy) and Jonathan Cope; mother, Pauline L. Cope; sister, Jane Presley (Roger); grandchildren, Katelyn Bayless (Joe), Bryson Cope and Rachel Cope; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 4:00pm in the chapel of Harwood Home for Funerals and Cremation Services with Earl Holden and Bobby Smith officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service time on Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Charlotte Collins

Posted at 11:00am
Sorry for you loss. Prayers are with you Vicki and family.

Charlotte Collins
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John Slagle

Posted at 06:52am
My condolences to Vicki and all of Monroe's family. I have known him since he was in high school and washing trucks at Cope Trucking. He was one of the great people I have known. He will be missed by all. My prayers are for you.

John Slagle
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Paula Wolfe Owens

Posted at 05:06pm
Jane and family, it saddens me to hear about Monroe. I remember you all living in our community growing up. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms each family member and give them comfort at this time of sadness. My heart goes out to each of you.
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Debbie Taylor

Posted at 12:37pm
All Employees of Piedmont Truck Tires have wonderful memories of Monroe! We have all
enjoyed his jokes and cherished his visits to our business and of course have visions of him walking in with one
of Vickie's famous cakes which he was so proud to bring us.
Monroe had more flat tires than any person we have encountered and especially after being diagnosed with the
cancer. (We think maybe he flattened some of those tires so he would have a reason to come to the shop and
hang out where stories of times past between Mike and himself were told to many.) Our Dear Friend will be
missed greatly but we have the assurance of meeting again!
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