Glenn Richard “Dick” Kepple, 81, of New Alexandria, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in his home.
He was the son of Glenn C. Kepple and Nora G. (Dunlap) Kepple; he was born in Blairsville, on Jan. 21, 1938.
Dick, a well-known businessman of 60 years, owned and operated Kepple Hauling and Excavation. He really loved his work.
In Dick’s later years he went into business with his grandson Matthew Curry. He was happy to know his business was continuing with his grandson operating as Curry and Kepple Inc.
He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Blairsville, Acacia Lodge 355 F&AM, Blairs-ville; B.P.O.E., Blairsville.
He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard Unit of Blairsville in the 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Laura Fay (Duffield) Kepple, whom he married April 9,1960; a daughter, Carol Curry (John), of New Alexandria; three grandchildren: Matthew Curry (Leah), Jordan Curry (Alexa) and Chelsea Curry; four great-grandchildren: Lincoln, Nora, Isla and Claire; a brother, Jack Kepple, of Lancaster; and two nieces, Kirsten and Alison.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Larry Kepple.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Shoemaker Funeral Home Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the United Presbyterian Church, 137 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, with the Rev. Timothy R. Monroe officiating.
Interment will be in Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Dick’s memory may be made to the United Presbyterian Church, 137 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA 15717.