Noel was pronounced dead on arrival Monday morning at Macon County General Hospital from injuries sustained in a car accident on Hwy. 52 at the Macon and Clay County line.
A native of Clay County, TN, he was the son of Kathleen Newman Copas of Hermitage Springs and the late Edmon Copas. He was preceded in death by sister, Loretta Copas, He married Janice Hawkins on October 23, 1970, who survives. He was a salesman for Smith Motor Sales in Red Boiling Springs where he had worked for 15 years.
Survivors besides his mother and wife include: daughter, Cynthia Copas; brother, James (Amelia) Copas, all of Hermitage Springs; brother, Tim Copas, Red Boiling Springs; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mona Hawkins and Harold Howser of Lafayette; devoted friend, Anthony Burton, Lafayette.
Arrangements by Phillip Anderson & Son Funeral Home, Red Boiling Springs, TN.