Frederick Coleman Coppersmith Jr.
September 24, 1967 - December 8, 2020

Fred Coppersmith, 53 of Wesley Chapel passed away on December 8th, surrounded by his wife Lori and his 2 daughters Patty and Alyssa.  Along with his wife and daughters, Fred was survived by his twin grandchildren, 3 sisters Debbie Coppersmith, Mary Bryan, Rita Zobel and her husband Charles; his brother Kevin Coppersmith and his wife Rebecca and their families, along with many nieces, nephews, and extended family.  Fred, known to many as “Big Fred”, never met a stranger.  All who knew him loved him.  He would do anything for anyone-day or night.  A mechanic by trade he and his wife owned Big Freds Auto Repair on US 41 in Lutz, Florida.  The last 5 years were given to us on borrowed time.  He lived each moment to the fullest blessing everyone with his laughter, jokes, pranks, and most of all love.  A Celebration of his life will be at a later date when we can all be together. An update will be provided on Facebook when a date is determined.  Coastal Cremations Lutz was entrusted with Fred’s arrangements.


  • Mary F. Bryan Posted December 10, 2020 3:04 pm

    A truly remarkable person. My deepest condolences to Lori and their daughters and all.

  • Ted & Ann Stephens Posted December 10, 2020 4:15 pm

    Freddie was an amazing soul! You couldnt help but love him and his wonderful stories! Prayers to all his family!

  • Karen Posted December 10, 2020 5:04 pm

    Freddie was such a character! Never knew what would happen next! He will be missed. Sending hugs and prayers to the family.

  • Judy bright &family Posted December 10, 2020 5:19 pm

    We’ve known him for 40years my daughter used to call him uncle Freddie. He was always friendly. Will miss you to your family

  • Donna & Craig McTavish Posted December 10, 2020 5:35 pm

    May God bless you with comfort and peace at the loss of your beloved Freddie. Our prayers are with you all.

  • Mike and Dawn McLallen Posted December 10, 2020 5:39 pm

    Freddy was always the one to make you smile no matter what was going on he always had a smile on his face and always wanted you to smile along with him. Our condolences to all of his family. Such a great loss of such a great man too young to go but I know he’s up there making everyone smile. RIP Freddy

  • John Spencer Posted December 10, 2020 7:43 pm

    Rita and Charles,
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Virtual hugs all around!

  • Christina Sadler Posted December 10, 2020 10:16 pm

    I met Freddie a few times…mainly when I was younger. I remember him being funny..and so compassionate and hard working. Prayers to all the family during this time.

  • John Dunne Posted December 10, 2020 11:35 pm

    My dear Friend and Brother who I loved so much, to know that we lost you brings so much pain beyond belief. You were so special and there are no words to ease the pain, sadness and grief in my heart. A part of me went with you when God took you home Brother.
    I’m so sorry Lori, and all of your family,
    I just wished I would’ve got to spend more time together. We love you guys, your always in our prayers.

  • Tim Farrell Posted December 11, 2020 7:38 am

    I am so sorry. Freddy has always been such a good friend. Freddy, I will always remember you and will miss talking with you. He’s been through a lot in the last few years and now he is at peace. Our condolences to his family. R.I.P. Freddy

  • Debra Neel Posted December 11, 2020 5:57 pm

    He will be missed. He always helped the family whenever needed. He was a special man. Sorry for your loss. R.I.P.

  • Mary F. Jones Posted December 11, 2020 6:27 pm

    Im sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. My condolences to Coppersmith family. Comfort of Peace to all of you.
    Mary, Debbie’s friend.

  • Alex Becker Posted December 12, 2020 10:42 am

    I’m sorry for your loss. Fred was a good person and I am lucky to have known him and called him a friend. He will surely be missed.

  • Vincent & Rachel Greco Posted December 12, 2020 11:06 am

    When I first heard of Freddie’s passing like many of us I was in shock. A man who was larger than life itself, who touched so many lives with kindness, love, and laughter couldn’t be gone. But when God calls us home we have to answer him. I suddenly found myself reflecting back on him and the impact he had on others who we’re lucky enough to know him. His sense of humor could of been written for a comedy show. I truly believe he got this from his grandmother. A story I once heard started with his grandparents having matching canes, absolutely no way to tell them apart. As a child while he and his siblings were spending time with them, Freddie and his brother began sword fighting with their two canes. After a epic battle of child proportions, one of the canes broke. Just as it happened his grandmother said oh Steward!! Your cane broke!
    Freddie would carried on that sense of humor his entire life. I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to know him for a good portion of my life and will miss him greatly.
    May God grant his family comfort and peace.

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