He was born on May 11, 1940, in Cheshire, son of the late Floyd and Margaret Ralph Rupe. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and was employed by Pomeroy Carpenter’s Local 650 for over 50 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by: Son, Bobby Joe Rupe II; brother, Jerald Rupe; brothers-in-law: Thurston Stone, Lawrence Stone, Bob Stone, Gene Stone and Dick Seyler.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Kay Rupe; daughter, Laura (Frank Wang) Horsley; daughter-in-law, Spring (Joey) Fisher; grandchildren, Tre Fisher, Sydni Fisher, Tyler Fisher, Kylie Rupe, Hannah Rupe; great-grandchildren, Jaden and Jo Jo Rupe; a sister: Elata (Jim) Everhart; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Nelia Seyler, Margie Stone, Tom Stone, Phyllis Stone; and several nieces and nephews and special pet: Molly.
Private family services will be held. Arrangements were completed by Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home.
An on-line registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.