William (Bill) Coppersmith died in his home in Olathe, Kansas, on May 11, 2020 of natural causes. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Coppersmith and Doris Coppersmith Greder, and sister, Teresa Coppersmith. Bill is survived by his wife Gail, son Matthew, daughter Catie and her husband Adam, granddaughters, Aubrey and Emery, and sister Martha Swenson. He will also be dearly missed by cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.
Bill was born in Champagne, Illinois and spent his childhood in Manhattan, Kansas. He attended Manhattan high school and graduated from K-State and received his law degree from Washburn. He practiced law in Houston as a gas and oil analyst for Shell Oil. Bill also negotiated natural gas and oil leases using his French knowledge. He and his wife retired and move to Georgetown, Texas before relocating to Olathe, Kansas.
Bill will be remembered for his dedication to his family, his sense of humor and warmth, and his ability to discuss history and world events with skill. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.