Thomas was born on June 11, 1939 in Cairo, Georgia, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Copeland Sr. He received his education in the public school system of Grady County. Throughout the years, Thomas worked as a Truck Driver for many companies. He was joined in holy matrimony to the late Martha Eva Copeland.
He is survived by three children, Thomas Gregory Copeland, Plains, Georgia, Kevin Copeland, Americus, Georgia and Monica Glenville; six grandchildren, Cameshia Redding, Darius Royal, La’Rentavis Redding, Thomaria Copeland, Amiya Copeland, and Talayhia Copeland; two great grandchildren, Terryiana Redding and Kenya Redding; one brother, Ellis Gibbs, Cairo, Georgia; one sister, Geraldine Patterson, Atlanta, Georgia; a host of other relatives and friends.