William “Rick” Copestick, 68 passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania following a lengthy illness.
He was born in East Liverpool, OH on December 30, 1949 a son of the late Eva Jane (Copestick) Bates. Living most of his life in this area he worked as a stable hand for the Mountaineer Race Track. Rick was also a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by one son and one daughter; four brothers: Daryl Andrew Bates of Palm Beach, FL, Rodney Lee Bates of Manchester, TN, Thomas Edward Bates of New Port News, VA and Jeffrey M. White of Enon Valley, PA; one sister: Diana Lynn Amos of New Casthel, PA and three grandchildren.
In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by a brother: David Lloyd Bates.
It was Rick’s wishes that no calling hours or services be held. The Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes was entrusted with his arrangements.
Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guest book or send condolences online at www.martinmacleanaltmeyer.com.