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Julian

Frank

Hepler

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December 10, 2022

Julian Frank Hepler, 82, of Covington, died Saturday, December 10, 2022, at his residence. Mr. Hepler was born August 9, 1940, in Gap Mills, WV, a son of the late Julian Baxter Hepler and Margaret Rowan Hepler Greco. In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by two brothers, Robert Hepler and William Hepler. Frank was a self-employed general contractor with Hepler Construction for many years. He was a member of Lonestar Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a frequent volunteer with many organizations, including the Gideons and Men of Mission. Frank enjoyed his work and farming as well as spraying weeds. He loved his family and especially treasured time spent giving tractor rides to his grandkids and great grandkids. Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Beverly Crook Hepler of Covington; five children, Sherry Ortelli (Richard) of Brooksville, FL, Jay Hepler (Kelly) of Southwest Ranches, FL, Tracy Staats-Wagner (Steve) of Brooksville, FL, Jeff Hepler, and Mark Hepler (Kayley), all of Covington; two step children Lisa Getz of Nashville, TN and Brad Tompkins (Kay) of Alabama; six grandchildren, Thomas Montellanico (Fiancé Rebecca) of Southwest Ranches, FL, Krystal Feliciano (Miguel) Odessa, FL, Richard Ortelli (Tanya) Jacksonville, FL, Tara Perez (Jessie) Southwest Ranches, FL, Jamie Asburry (Kenny) of Southwest Ranches, FL, Wayne Staats of Tallahassee, FL; five step grandchildren, Adrienne Acevedo of Dallas, GA, Chandler Fielding (David) of Austin, TX, Chase Lang of San Diego, Maggie Tompkins and Katie Tompkins both of Alabama, seven great grandchildren, Michael Feliciano, Owen Ortelli, Nicholas Perez, David Perez, Christian Perez, Kenny Asburry IV, Brody Asburry; two step great grandchildren Tristan Acevedo and Faye Fielding; and a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 12:00 PM in the Arritt Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Donald Earwood officiating. Internment will follow at Sweet Chalybeate Cemetery. The family will receive their friends from 10:30 AM until service time at the funeral home. The family asks that memorial contributions in Mr. Hepler’s name be made to Lone Star Baptist Church at 6101 Potts Creek Rd. Covington, VA 24426 or The Gideons International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251
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Stinger Rd., Covington, VA 24426

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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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