Robert Lee Rupe, age 73, departed his life on Dec. 2, 2013 from a long illness of lung cancer. He was at Pulaski Health and Rehab. Born on July 4, 1940, son of the late James and Rose Rupe. He was preceded in death by brothers, Ronald and Ernie Rupe; sisters, Marie Collins, Edna Branscome and Libby Wilson.
Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Doris Elaine Hale Rupe of Pulaski; daughter, Roberta Rupe of Pulaski; daughter and son-in-law Debora and David Burton of Pulaski; son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Mary Simpkins of New York; son and daughter-in-law James and Beverly of Florida, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial service to be held Dec. 14, 2013.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.