Ronnie E. Hepler

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Ronnie E. Hepler

Covington, VA-Ronnie E. Hepler, 60, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Southeastern Regional Medical Cancer Center in Newnan, GA.

Born Dec. 18, 1953, in Covington, VA, he was a son of Dorothy Dameron Hepler of Covington, VA and the late Wilbur Hepler.

Ronnie was a 1973 graduate of Alleghany High School and was a former employee of UPS and Westvaco. He worked at Westvaco for 39 years in various positions. The last several years he was employed as a loader/shipper on the #8 paper machine. Ronnie was a member of the CPU Local. He attended Wild Meadow Baptist Church and loved the Lord.

Other than his dad, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Charles White in 2000.

Survivors, other than his mother, are: his wife, Kyletha White Hepler of Covington; three daughters, Teresa Barrett (Vinnie) of Medina, NY, Jennifer Shaffer (John) of Clifton Forge, VA and Beth Gould (Dan) of Del Rio, TN; two sons, Adam O’Brien of Clayton, NC and Wesley O’Brien of White Sulphur Springs; brother, Stevie Hepler of Covington, VA; 16 grandchildren, two nephews, two nieces and a very special great-nephew, Zevin; mother-in-law, Eula White; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charley and Debbie Wite and Kim and Gerald Campbell all of Alvon.

Funeral services were conducted at Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Wild Meadow Baptist Church, Rt. 92, White Sulphur Springs where Rev. Lowell O’Dell and Buck Caldwell officiated.

Interment was in Lone Star Cemetery, Potts Creek, VA.

Visitation was Wednesday evening, Oct. 29 at the Wild Meadow Baptist Church.

Pallbearers were: Dan Gould, Trey White, James Bush Jr., Robbie Hepler, Carl Simms, Lewis Kirby, Jim Carter, Matthew Baum and Chad Ryder, and honorary pallbearers, Cleveland Armontrout and Steve Hall.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Wild Meadow Baptist Church, the American Diabetes Association, or the American Cancer Society.

Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.