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“I am the oldest daughter of Kent(deceased) and Peggy Copenhaver. We lived next door to John Joe's mother in Corsicana, TX when I was a child. Dad...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Karen Copenhaver Pattillo - TX

“Mac and Mollie meant a lot to my family especially my parents, Charles and Doris Parrish.Dad served beside him several times and they were dear...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Pam Parrish Morris - Cumming, GA

“Melissa and I were so sorry to learn of John's passing away. We both worked with him in the Notice Review and Payment Tracing Unit at the IRS center...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Emil L. Balusek - Austin, TX

“Your parents, Mac and Mollie, were dear to our family. My first memory of Mac is when ya'll lived in Ft. Meade, MD your beagle had puppies and I...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Patti Parrish Bondor - NC

“I remember quite fondly working with Mr. McColpin at the Internal Revenue Service. He was easy to talk to and to work with. My prayers go out to his...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Rose Marie Moore - Austin, TX

“I remember John when we worked together at the IRS Austin Service Center early in my career. He was a stern, tough IRS employee that knew his...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Richard Castruita - Austin, TX

“Thank you, John, for your service to this country; and for your friendship and good counsel when we worked together 40 years ago ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Donald Duiker - Kosse, TX

“Thank you, John, for your service to our country. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret) - TX


LTC John Joe McColpin, US Army, (Ret) 88 years old, passed away on July 12, 2012. He was born December 18, 1923 in Cleburne, Texas to John and Leown McColpin. John served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and in the US Army during the Korean War. He retired from the Army in November 1967 with a total of 23 years of military service. Among his awards were the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the European Theater of Operations Medal with three Battle Stars, and the Korean Service Medal with one Battle Star. Following his military career, he joined the Internal Revenue Service and retired after 19 years of service in January 1988.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mollie Beth McColpin, and is survived by his brothers David McColpin of Odessa, Texas and Claude White McColpin of Waco, Texas; his son Mike McColpin and his wife Jeannie of Arab, Alabama, his daughter Becky Rabel of Austin, Texas, his son Pat and his wife Sherry of Lake Dallas, Texas; his grandchildren Laura and husband Joe Ashburn, Chris McColpin, Kim McSwain and husband Josh McSwain, Jimmy McColpin and wife Maggie, Brian Rabel and wife Andrea, and Michele Rabel; his great grandchildren Nolen and Hayden Ashburn, Roan and Leighton McColpin, Brooklyn, Luke and Leighton McSwain, Byron Rabel, and literally hundreds of honorary grandchildren and great grandchildren.

John was a long time member of St John's United Methodist Church and resided in Austin since 1967.

John was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed following the Texas Longhorns, the Texas Rangers, and even watched the Texas A&M Aggies for his son Mike. Throughout his life, he always put everyone else's interests ahead of his own. "Pa" was the epitome of a parent, grandparent and great grandparent.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held Monday, July 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78705. Interment will follow at Austin Memorial Park, 2800 Hancock Drive, Austin, Texas 78731.