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Monroe Cope

Monroe Cope

Saturday, September 7th, 1946 - Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
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Obituary

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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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Harwood Home for Funerals
    Address
    208 West State St.
    BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC 28711
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  • Service

    Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 | 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 4:00pm
    Location
    Harwood Home for Funerals
    Address
    208 West State St.
    BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC 28711
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Willie Thorpe

Posted at 07:27pm
This is a shock to me ,I talked to Row in late January early February always cutting up going on , Row his dad and my dad were good friends i use to like just sitting and listing to them go on about something when they got together , i can remember them laughing , from the day Row was working on a ladder leaned up against a trailer and dad letting the jack down and scaring Row to Jim telling Row he wanted hire dad to see how a cow killer worked . The last time i called him i told him i would call him in a few weeks to see how he was doing , i hope we will meet again one day , every time you were around i learned something . the world has defiantly lost a good man father and friend , prayers going out the Vicky Chris and Jonathon
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Carolyn Allen

Posted at 05:58pm
Monroe was a good friend. We had lots of fun and lots of laughs. My heart goes out to Vickie & the boys. Glad he was a part of our family. He will be missed. Love and prayers .
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Posted at 08:59am
Chris & Tracy, Our thoughts are with you and your family.
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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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