Paul Dean ‘Pop’ Hepler
Paul Dean “Pop” Hepler, 86, of Woodleaf, died Jan. 21, 2020 at his residence in Rowan County.
He was born Nov. 29, 1934 in Davie County, a son of the late Charlie Lee and Mamie Hepler. He was also preceded in death by: sons, Darion Helper and Barry Hepler; and sisters, Twyla Dawn Hepler and Debra Hepler.
He attended Cooleemee School. He was a house painter for 71 years, and loved baseball and football.
Survivors: his wife, Jeanette Reavis Hepler; son, Dana Hepler; daughters, Karen Antonitis and Tonya McBride; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2-3 p.m. at Woodleaf Baptist Church. The celebration of life service followed at 3 p.m. with Pastor Frank Antonitis officiating.