Dr. William Roy Kopp
Dr. William Roy Kopp, 92, of Anderson, passed away Nov. 14, 2019, at his residence after a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 24, 1927, in Anderson, the son of Otis Alba and Gladys (Heath) Kopp.
He graduated from Anderson High School in 1944, Indiana University and I.U. School of Medicine, and then served his five years as general surgery residency in Detroit. He was a general surgeon for more than 30 years at both St. Vincent and Community hospitals in Anderson, where he served as Chief of the Medical Staff and also president of the Medical Staff before retiring in 1989.
He served in the United States Navy. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
He is survived by his children, Kathryn (Greg) Kalisz, Dr. William J. Kopp (friend, Debra Wohlberg), Ann (Mike) Everett, James (Cindy) Kopp, Michael (Gail) Kopp, Daniel (Angie) Kopp, Jane (Jamie) Morris; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a companion, Iris Bilbrey; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joan Elizabeth (Kinley) Kopp, who died March 6, 2008; two granddaughters, Hannah Morris and Meagan Kopp; three sisters, Florence, Emma Lue and Judith.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Mark Walter officiating. The burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery following their lunch at Knights of Columbus after the Mass.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Vincent DePaul Society.
Post online condolences at www.rozelle-johnson.com.
Published on November 14, 2019


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Mark Gibson
Nov 15, 2019
To me Bill Sr. was a kind, fun, and talented man. I always enjoyed him sharing with me his wood working projects - the Merry Go Round Horses - amazing works of art. He created the wood base for my ship model case which adorns our family living room. I also remember many entertaining card games and Thanksgivings with the Kopp Family.
Michael Lee
Nov 15, 2019
Bountiful Rose Basket was purchased for the family of Dr. William Roy Kopp by Michael Lee.  Send flowers
Gerald Kinley
Nov 15, 2019
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Dr. William Roy Kopp by Gerald Kinley.  Send flowers
Thomas Bright MD
Nov 15, 2019
Dr. Kopp was a mentor and leader to future generations. He was instrumental in building a working community of healing in Anderson. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jackie Guibault Simmonds
Nov 14, 2019
Amazing man with an amazing legacy. You are so blessed, Katie! Regards to all your family.
Brenda Baker
Nov 14, 2019
Loving thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Susan and Jerry Lash
Nov 14, 2019
Bill and Joan will long be remembered by all of us on Morrison Island. Our condolences to all in their family. May they Rest In Peace with the Lord.
Margaret Guilkey
Nov 14, 2019
Dr Kopp was a wonderful man! He loved his family and enjoyed life. When I worked at St. John's in the 70's , he was the best surgeon there.