Sonny Cope

April 6, 1942 ~ January 31, 2021 (age 78)


Charles Avery “Sonny” Cope, age 78, of Monroe, NC passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021 at his residence. 

Sonny was born in Kennett, Missouri and raised his family in Apopka, Florida. He has been a resident of Monroe, NC for 40 years.

Sonny was a man of many talents. He spent his younger days in the rodeo arena and won many trophies and ribbons. He was a mechanic by trade for most of his life and had a knack for leather work. He repaired and made saddles for people all over the United States. When he wasn’t working on cars or saddles, he would spend his time painting, drawing and singing. He was a gifted artist and musician who loved to play the guitar, piano and steel guitar. Sonny had a great sense of humor and was quick-witted. He never met a stranger, always had a good story to tell, and met everyone with a smile on his face.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Cope; children, Tim Cope (Teresa), Shari Wallace (Chris), and Shayne McPherson (Preston); six grandchildren, Jessica Cope Gosnell (Tim), Jennifer Cope, Heather Wallace Ramirez (Josh), Rachel Wallace, Zoe Ennis, and his only grandson, Kolby Ennis; his brother, Jimmy Cope; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first granddaughter, Bailey Cope.   

Sonny attended First Baptist Church Indian Trail with his family. The service to celebrate Sonny’s life will be held on February, 27 at 1 p.m. in the worship center of First Baptist Church Indian Trail, 732 Indian Trail Fairview Rd, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Please practice social distancing during this time. 

Although flowers are appreciated, the family requests that a tree is planted in Sonny's honor through the Davis Funeral Service website, or donations be made to the American Heart Association.

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Memorial Gathering
February 27, 2021

1:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Indian Trail
732 Indian Trail Fairview Rd.
Indian Trail, NC 28079

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