ARLINGTON -- Joe Coppoletta, 88, passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Arlington. Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Friday, January 30, 2015 at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Pkwy., Arlington with Dr. James Hennesy and Rev. Jerry Morris officiating. Graveside Service: 11:30 a.m. at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Lane C. Joe was born on September 4, 1926 in Union City, NJ to Gratziano Coppoletta and Melinia Gallo Coppoletta. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving during WWII. He was married to his sweetheart of 50 years, Roberta Coppoletta. Joe owned and operated Joe Coppoletta Electric for 27 years in Arlington. He previously lived in Union City, NJ, Ft Lauderdale, Fl, Odessa, Texas and Midland, Texas. He trained his sons, Bruce and Jerry in the electrical trade. Some of the things he loved to do was attend the Veterans Day Service event honoring Veterans. He was selected to fly on the Ellis County Honor Flight to Washington DC with other veterans. He also served in prison ministry and received medals in Odessa and Arlington for his service. As recent as this Christmas, he spent Christmas day handing out teddy bears with his family at Charlton Methodist Hospital. Joe had a great sense of humor and loved to give generously to others. At one time, he worked 3 jobs to support his family. Joe Coppoletta attended Fielder Road Church in Arlington. He was predeceased by his parents; and a sister, Catherine. Survivors: Wife, Roberta; his daughter, Lisa Speaks, and her husband, Dr. Kirtland Speaks; daughter, Patricia Rogers and her husband, Patrick Rogers; Sons: Bruce Verdino, Jerry Verdino, Joe Coppoletta and wife, Cathy, Bobby Coppoletta and wife, Candy, and Greg Coppoletta. He was papa to Kalina and Keaton Speaks and grandfather to numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Balsamo; and precious dog, Tony. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. May you find peace in knowing that Joe lived a full life here on earth. He now lives an eternal life with his Heavenly Father. Sending prayers and hugs to a very special part of my family that I love very much!

  2. We are very sorry to hear about Uncle Joe’s passing. His memories will always be with us. With all of our thoughts and prayers – Mary, Nick, Maria, Bruce, Larry and Jennifer

  3. Miss Roberta,
    We were saddened to learn of Joe’s passing, the fact that you felt us important enough to make the notification with a personal phone call speaks volumes.
    We feel so privileged to have had the oppotunity to take Joe along with some his “Comrads in Arms” to Washington DC to see their WWII Memorial. We heard it reffered to as “The Trip of a Lifetime” by many of the Heroes of the Greatest Generation and I can’t tell you just how much it means for us to call you both “Dear Friends”.
    Regrettably, due to a followup with my surgeon, after my recent surgery, we will not be able to make the service, but rest assured you will both remain in our thoughts and prayers for all times. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you going forward, and cleve to your precious memories of your life with Joe for the last 50+ years.
    With our love in friendship,
    Ron & Marilyn

  4. Dear Bobbie and Family,

    We are so sorry, to read about Joe’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your Family. Joe was such a nice man and we will miss him. Hugs and Love to All !!!! Karen,Craig and Family

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