Lawrence Gibbon “Gib” Copeland III, 66, of Newton, formerly of Coralville, died on Friday, March 9, 2018 at his home. A celebration of Gib’s life will be held Friday, April 6, 2018 at 6 p.m. at North Ridge Pavilion at 2250 in Coralville, 2250 Holiday Road. Memorials may be made to the Coralville Food Pantry.
Gib, the son of Lawrence Gibbon and Doris (Green) Copeland II, was born on September 25, 1951 in Nashville, Tennessee. As a young boy he moved to Newton, Iowa where he would later graduate from Newton High School in 1969. Gib attended Drake University and later graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Economics and Computer Science.
Gib was united in marriage with Kristine Quinn on December 6, 1980 in Iowa City. They made their home for a short time in Nashua, New Hampshire before residing in Coralville for almost 30 years. Gib owned and operated Coral Software, providing software engineering services to other companies. Gib was a talented bass guitarist and was a member of area bands. He also enjoyed traveling. Gib had recently moved back to Newton.
Those left to survive Gib are his wife, Kristine Quinn of Coralville; daughter, Hilary (Robby) Copeland-Marvin of Marion; granddaughter, Eleonora Marvin; his mother, Doris McTigue of Bozeman, Montana; brother, Chase (Susan) Copeland of Mica, Washington; two sisters, Connie (Donnie) Fuqua of Gulf Shores, Alabama and Sara (Clain) Copeland of Bozeman, Montana; and his nieces. He was preceded in death by father, Lawrence Gibbon Copeland II.