Tennessee Pharmacists Association

Roy Cope

Roy Dale Cope is a pharmacist, small business owner, U.S. Navy and Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service Veteran. After serving four years in the United States Navy in the early 1980s, he landed a job at Tuftco Manufacturing as an electrician. A year later he founded his own company, Cope Properties, and Construction, and begin buying and rehabilitating properties in the Chattanooga, TN area. He later founded CPC Concrete Finishing, Inc, managing a number of concrete finishing jobs in the Southeast, including Walmart Supercenters. In the late 1990s, he decided to return to college, fueled by his love of biology and medicine. After earning honor degrees in Biology and Business Administration, he enrolled in Samford University, where he was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2005. Afterward, he served as a Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service in Arizona and South Dakota. He had also served as an intern in Montana. In 2008, he founded Highland Pharmacy in Ringgold, GA, just south of the Tennessee border. Dale and his wife Joy are the parents of a daughter and two sons. He is an active member of the International Community Baptist Church (ICBC) and has served as an elder of the Filipino American Association of Greater Chattanooga.