Paul Dean ‘Pop’ Hepler

Published 10:50 am Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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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.