Ronnie E. Hepler, 60, of Covington, VA, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the Southeastern Regional Medical Cancer Center in Newnan, GA.
Born December 18, 1953, in Covington, he was a son of Dorothy Dameron Hepler of Covington 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, WV; one brother, Stevie Hepler of Covington; 16 grandchildren; two nephews; two nieces; a very special grandnephew, Zevin; mother-in-law, Eula White; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charley and Debbie White and Kim and Gerald Campbell, all of Alvon, WV.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at the Wild Meadow Baptist Church, Route 92, White Sulphur Springs, with the Revs. Lowell O’Dell and Buck Caldwell officiating. Interment will follow at the Lone Star Cemetery, Potts Creek, VA.
Visitation will be from 6-9 PM on Wednesday, October 29, at the Wild Meadow Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Dan Gould, Trey White, James Bush Jr., Robbie Hepler, Carl Simms, Lewis Kirby, Jim Carter, Matthew Baum, and Chad Ryder. Honorary pallbearers will be 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 in White Sulphur Springs is serving the family.
Obituary originally published in the October 29, 2014 edition of the West Virginia Daily News.