Ray Harold Copus

August 29, 1926 – April 24, 2008

Ray Harold Copus, 81, of Bryan passed away Tuesday at St. Joseph Manor. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bryan City Cemetery.

He was born in Cameron and moved to Bryan at the age of 14. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1943 and was an Eagle Scout. He entered the US Army in 1945, serving in the Occupation Troops in Korea. Upon returning to Bryan he attended Texas A-M, graduating in 1950. He re-entered the service in the US Air Force as a Second Lieutenant. He was stationed in San Antonio; London, England; Cheltenham, England; Wahiawa, Hawaii; Wichita Falls; Altus, Okla. and Anchorage, Alaska. He completed his military career as an Air Force Aerospace Instructor at Texas A-M University.
He loved to play golf and was the Treasurer of the Men’s Golf Association at Briarcrest Country Club for 25 years. He also enjoyed being co-chairman for his class of ’43 reunions and the camaraderie of his classmates.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ina Rhea Dixon Copus of Bryan; sons and daughters-in-law, Ervin and Sue Robbins Copus of Tijeras, N.M. and Dr. Clifford and Dana Rosberg Copus of Anchorage; granddaughters, Karin Copus of Palm Dale, Calif. and Cristina Copus of College Station and a grandson, Bryan Copus of Bryan.

We want to express our appreciation to Gene Marquez of Home Instead and the wonderful staff at St. Joseph Manor for their care and thoughtfulness in caring for him.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice or the First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Carter Creek Pkwy., Bryan, TX 77802.
Please leave condolences at www.callawayjones.com.


  1. To express our deep sympathy to you on your loss. We thank you for serving our country in the U.S. Army during WW II – graduating from Texas A-M – then going into the U.S. Air Force as a 2nd Lt – completing his military career as an Air Force Aerospace Instructor at Texas A-M. You were a member of ‘the greatest generation’. Because of Ray – other young men – women we have our freedom in this great country. May God’s Speed Be With You Ray.
    The American Legion
    Earl Graham Post 159

  2. Ray was always very supportive and encourging. Our days together at Conway’s Men Clothing Store will be forever cherished by Cherry and me. May his soul rest in peace.

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