Roger “Wayne” Copsey, 69, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on February 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. He was born on July 15, 1951 in Leonardtown, MD and was the son of the late Mary R. and Clements William Copsey. Wayne was the loving husband of Judy Copsey whom he married on February 7, 1976 at Immaculate Conception Church in Mechanicsville, MD.
Wayne is survived by his children Amy Copsey and Jenny (Brian) Connelly, both of Mechanicsville, MD, 5 grandchildren, and siblings Irene Hill of Chaptico, MD, Joyce Alvey of Mechanicsville, MD, Bernice Newton of Mechanicsville, MD, and Elaine Gass of Hollywood, MD. He was preceded in death by his brother, Clements “Dagger” Copsey, Jr.
Wayne was a lifelong St. Mary’s County resident. He graduated from Chopticon High School in 1969. He was the owner and operator of Copsey Seafood and Ice. In 1968, Wayne joined the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and was an active member until his passing. He was a past member of Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad and Mechanicsville Optimist Club. Wayne was a U.S. National Oyster Shucking Champion in 1982 and 1998. Wayne enjoyed fishing, crabbing, playing cards, turkey and duck hunting, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
The Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD where a Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 AM with Father Michael Tietjen officiating. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery in Helen, MD. Serving as pallbearers will be Milton Copsey, Robert Newton, James Hill, Billy Copsey, Evan Erskine, and Brandon Connelly. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Unkle, Emily Connelly, Joseph Connelly, Jordan Connelly, and Members of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary.
Contributions may be made to Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 37, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.