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“So sorry I was in DC at the time of his passing and I did not know. My mother loved her little brother so much and always remembered what phenomenal...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Lisa Fox - niece

“Dear Cindy, Will, Matt, Caroline and David, I was deeply saddened when David told me of the passing of Mr. Copus. I know words don't help very...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Bob Scott - Key West, FL

“I was a "refugee" from classroom teaching when I became secretary to Mr. Copus in the 70's. What a blessing he was to my family and to me. I've never...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Dr. Kathryn Presley - Bryan, TX

“Clyde ... Thank you for all the wonderful experiences that representing your great products allowed me to experience. May you rest in peace. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: J Harrison - Austin, TX

“My deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers with you at this time. Cherie, your father was a very kind man, always cheerful and always a delight...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Patsy Zamykal - Austin, TX


Clyde Copus, age 81, a longtime Austin resident was called home by our Heavenly Father, Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife Cherie Brown Copus; daughters: Cherie Copus, Cyndy Fisher and son-in-law David Fisher, Caren Baker and son-in-law Tommy Baker, his precious Grandchildren: Christopher Copus Elbrecht, Scott Paul Elbrecht, William Copus Fisher, Caroline Christine Fisher, and Matthew David Fisher, all of whom knew him affectionately as “GaGa”. He is also survived by his sister Marie Boggan of Houston, brother, George Brown, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother Emma Jane Copus, sisters Margaret Fox and Ruby Drapella. Clyde was born in Temple, Texas and lived his early life in Central Texas around Cameron. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1941 and served in Europe in WWII. In 1946, he was honorably discharged and returned to Central Texas and settled in Austin. Not long after settling in Austin, Clyde became interested in pursuing a career in real estate and that dream became a reality after co-founding Nash Phillips Copus Company. Clyde’s creative and visionary influence helped build the largest privately held homebuilding company in the nation. His Christian beliefs set the foundation for the way he conducted his business and raised his family. God blessed Clyde with many gifts and talents and in return he graciously gave those gifts back to the community, his church, friends and family. He actively served the Lord for many years at Tarrytown Baptist Church and later, at Hyde Park Baptist Church, where he had many friends and supporters. Clyde’s peers respected his integrity and work ethic but loved his down to earth charm. His passions were God, family, homebuilding, golf and The University of Texas. The family wishes to send special thanks to Dr. Tom McHorse, Seton Critical Care staff, Seton Chaplain Barbara Holloway and our longtime family friend and minister, Dr. Ralph Smith. Also, a special thanks to Dr. Kie Bowman, Dr. David Procter, Joe Carrell, the entire church staff, and especially, the Adult 3 Sunday School Class at Hyde Park Baptist Church. Pallbearers: Clyde’s beloved grandchildren and his faithful nephew, Keith Brown. Honorary pallbearers: Gary Boggan, Wayne Boggan, Kara Brown, Kevin Brown, George Brown, Chris Cox, Leo Danze, Frank Denius, Glen Dutton, Louis Nelson Garvin, Ed Hamel, Ron Hammonds, Tommy Harmon, C.W. Hetherly, Kenny Jastrow, Cary Kipp, Rex Mason, Wayne McDonald, Gary Nelson, Nash Phillips, Bob Present, Melvin Simms, Mark Sprague and Harold Wallace. Funeral to be held at Hyde Park Baptist Church, 3901 Speedway, 459-6587, Friday, September 26th at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Ralph Smith and Reverend Joe T. Carrell officiating. Graveside service to follow at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to UT Scholarship Fund/Clyde Copus, 7171 Highway 6 North, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77095 Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78705 – (512) 452-8811 You may view memorials online at www.wcfish.com