Brian Copher

Oct 26th, 1963 - Sep 6th, 2021
Brian Copher

Brian Elijah Copher, 57, of Marion, went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on September 6, 2021 at 8pm, at the home of his sister, surrounded by loved ones at his side, after a long illness.

Brian was born on October 26, 1963 in Marion to Carl D. and Marsha K. Burnett.

Brian was the owner of The Book Cellar and he successfully ran the business for 24 years.

Survivors include:

Mother-Marsha Burnett

Sister-Tina Holland and husband Larry Holland of Marion

Brother-C. Matthew Burnett and wife Tami Burnett of Marion

Nieces and nephews:

Brandi Holland

Dylan Holland

Hailey Holland

Brandon Burnett

Elijah Burnett


William Howerton (Patty)

Rev. John Burnett (Linda)

William Burnett


Charlotte Brown (Charlie)

Sue Sexton

Lela Dalton

Lucy Avery

Many, many cousins

Besides his loving sister who adored him, he is also survived by very special friends who loved him dearly, as he did them-David West, Charles Fox, James Reed, David Foster, Brent Eckert and Treva Purnell.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Burnett; grandparents, Elijah and Helen Howerton and Emery and Helen Burnett; uncles, Arthur Evans, Jim Dalton, Lindell Mitchell, Marion Burnett and Randall Harkrider; aunts, Helen Ruth Morelock, June Mitchell, Wilma Lee Harkrider and Barbara Lindsey.

Brian’s wishes were to be cremated.  No services will be held at this time.  Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

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5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Brenda Grant

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 15, 2021

    Fly High Brian I’m Best Friends With Your Sister Tina She Is Such An Me MeAngel You Will Be Missed By Me And Many Others RIP I LOVE YOU BRIAN Love Your Friend Brenda Grant🙏❤🌻🦋💜

  • Guest: Carol Murphy

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 15, 2021

    I worked retail and would always see him. He was always so nice! This as been a while, I new he

    had been sick for awhile. Enjoyed seeing him!! God Bless him! My condolence to his family and friends.

  • Guest: Stacy

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 16, 2021

    My deepest sympathies for your loss. You are all in my prayers. My the Lord Bless him and help heal your hearts.

  • Guest: Charles Foc

    From: Harrisburg , Illinois

    Date: September 17, 2021

    oh my dear friend- all your friends enjoyed the many hours you would make us laugh, you will be missed- fly high my friend, love you-

  • Guest: Teresa

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 18, 2021

    I went to grade school with Brian. He was always a sweet kind person. We lost touch later on in life but my memories of him always made me smile. I’m sorry for your loss.