Cecil Anson Coppock
27th Regiment 5th Marine Division

Cecil Coppock Body Due From Iwo Jima

The body of Pfc. Cecil A. Coppock, 19, of Millertown Road, 5, who was killed in the fierce Japanese assault at Iwo Jima. March 9, 1945, will arrive in Knoxville at 155 p.m. today over the L & N Railroad. It will be taken to Rose Mortuary pending funeral arrangements. Coppock formerly was an employee of the Southern Railway. He was a student at Central High School and well known in Knox County. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Conley Coppock brothers, Conley C. Jr., of Florence, Ala. David L. and Robert Samuel Coppock, Knoxville sisters, Mrs. Goldie Hawkins, Jefferson City, Mrs. Lelia Mannion of Panama Canal Zone Miss Marie Coppock, Atlanta, Ga. Miss Virginia Coppock, Knoxville grandmother, Mrs. R.S. Gammon of Detroit. – The Knoxville Journal, Friday, April 9, 1948

Coppock, PFC. Cecil A., 19, of Millertown Road, Route No. 5, died on Iwo Jima March 9, 1945. Before entering the Marines he was an employee of Southern Railway, student at Central High School. He was serving in the 5th Marine Division. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rose Chapel. Rev. M.J. Smith officiating. American Legion Post No. 2 in charge of services at the grave. Interment in Lynnhurst Cemetery.

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