Larry Gene Coppage, 77, of Burlington, passed away October 2, 2020 at his home. Born June 15, 1943 in Ft. Madison to Percy and Gertrude Ricker Coppage, he married his lifelong love Mary Jane Winke on Feb 19, 1966 at St. Mary’s Church. With degrees from Creighton University (1967) and Iowa (1969), he was a trusted pharmacist practicing for over 50 years, at Burlington Medical Center, Coppage Pharmacy in Mediapolis, the Iowa State Penitentiary, and for the past 3 decades at Great River Medical Center. Retiring in 2020, he mentored generations of pharmacists, while serving Southeast Iowa.
Larry was a member of Divine Mercy Parish. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling, SCUBA diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean, and rooting for the Cubs, Hawkeyes, and Creighton Blue Jays. He mostly loved sharing these activities and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.
Larry will be missed dearly by his, wife, Mary Jane Coppage of Burlington; a son, Dr. Kevin (Meredith) Coppage of Charlotte, NC; a daughter, Christine (Bill) Larkins of Burlington; four grandchildren, Jacob & Megan Larkins, Kate & Luke Coppage; two brothers, Roger and Mitchel Coppage; a sister, Jennifer Holmes; as well as numerous brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Known for his curls, bright smile, gentle manner, and generous heart; Larry was and continues to be a source of comfort, guidance, happiness and love for anyone who has had the good fortune to know him.
Larry chose Dance Marathon for memorial contributions; and he requested that donations be made in honor of grandson Jacob Larkins, be sure to place Jacob Larkins’ name in the memo line. A shared service will occur once his beloved Mary Jane joins him in the grace of God’s eternal light.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory and he will be interred in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Fort Madison at a later date. No services are planned at this time. Online condolences to Larry’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.