Benny Otto Copple, Jr., 10/30/34 to 9/3/2019

Details about Service

Benny Otto Copple Jr., 84, of Winston-Salem passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Trellis Supportive Care. He was born on October 30, 1934 in Forsyth County to B.O. Copple Sr. and Dorothy Conrad. He graduated from Gray High School in 1954 and High Point University in 1958 with a B.S. Degree.

After serving in the Army National Guard, he began a career as a general contractor and worked with his uncle, Jack Conrad, as Conrad & Copple Inc., for forty years. Later, he joined West End Construction. After retirement, he worked part-time for Poindexter Lumber Company.

A past president and longtime member of the  Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem, he earned Professional Designations as Certified Graduate Remodeler and was a graduate of the National Association of Home Builders Institute at NC State.

He was an avid sports fan and participant, loved fast pitch softball, golf and bass fishing.

Benny was a member of Grace Baptist Church and served as a trustee.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jane Rierson; two daughters, Jenny Popp (husband Greg) and Lori Pardue, one granddaughter, Casey Pardue; and a brother, Ernest Copple (wife Pat).

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Grace Baptist Church on Peters Creek Parkway. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:45 pm prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

Licensed Contractors: What’s in a Name

CE Class – Licensed Contractors: What’s in a Name


HBAWS Education – Licensed Contractors: What’s in a Name

Date: Tuesday, April 24

Time: 11:30am

Location: HBAWS office


Event Description:


HBAWS CE – Licensed Contractors: What’s In a Name?
Presented by Frank Wiesner, Executive Director of the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors

It matters how you conduct your business whether you are entering into contracts with customers, advertising, applying for permits and any other matter in which you are portraying yourself as an individual or corporate entity with intent to conduct business as a North Carolina Licensed General Contractor.  Nearly 30% of all HBA Builder Members are not operating in a 100% correct manner.  Be certain that you are!  Why does this matter?  More information from the NCLBGC below…


*2 General Continuing Education Credit available towards your HABWS required credits