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John Richard Cupp

John Richard Cupp, 82,  of Bluffton, IN, and with family ties to Roanoke, IN, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, at Christian Care Retirement Community.

Mr. Cupp graduated from Union Center High School in 1957. He delivered fuel oil for Standard Oil for several years, eventually joining National Oil, where he retired in 2014. He was a longtime member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Uniondale.

He was born on Aug. 21, 1939, in Bluffton, to Bob and Margaret Miller Cupp. He married Judy Brickley on April 8, 1961, at the United Methodist Church in Uniondale. She survives in Bluffton.

Additional survivors include four children, Jeff (Nancy) Cupp, of Roanoke, Jenny (Mike) Miller, of Ossian, Janice (Lex) Hunter and Jason (Amy) Cupp, both of Bluffton; two brothers, Mick (Connie) Cupp, of Bluffton, and Dave (Mary Jo) Cupp, of Des Moines, IA; 14 grandchildren, Ashton (Mike) Denton, Jamie Cupp, Chelsea Thompson, Kendyl (Eric) Bucher, Nicole Raskie, Chris (Ashley) Miller, Jordan Miller, Luke (Kayla) Hunter, Alex (Haley) Hunter, Emmy Cupp, Owen Cupp, Gina Cupp, Camden Cupp and Carmyn Cupp; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service took place on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Uniondale. Rev. Jarrod Ball officiatied. Burial followed at Horeb Cemetery in rural Uniondale. Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home, Bluffton, handled arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

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