Earl Martin Cuppels, age 72, died Saturday December 28, 2019 after a 2 ½ year battle with cancer. He was a resident of Fruitland Park for the past 33 years. Born April 16, 1947 in South Kingstown, RI to Martin and Isabella Cuppels.
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He is survived by his wife of 42 years Donna Cuppels, sons Michael (Alisi) Cuppels and Jonathan Cuppels, grandchildren Corey Cuppels, Cody Cuppels, Callie Cuppels, Collin Cuppels, Jaide Cuppels and Jace Cuppels, brother Curtis Cuppels, sister Sharon DeHart, brother in laws Roger Miller, Jim (Suzanne) Alcorn and Don (Patti) Garrett, sister in law Linda Collins Faile and many nieces and nephews. Earl was predeceased by his parents and sister Sheila Miller.
Earl faithfully served as a deacon and Sunday School Teacher at Main Street Baptist Church in Leesburg until 2007 and a Sunday School Teacher and member at First Baptist Church Leesburg for the past 12 years.
He was Office Assistant at Main Street Baptist until it closed and Facilities Director at First Baptist Church Leesburg. He was employed with Thom McAn for 13 years, Ford Press for 18 years and Badcock Home Furniture for 2 years.
Earl was a proud United States Marine, serving from 1965-1969. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he received several medals, including the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
Viewing will be held at First Baptist Church Leesburg on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 5-7pm. Service will be held at First Baptist Church Leesburg Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11am. A committal service with military honors will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Leesburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church Leesburg Christian Care Center or Cornerstone Hospice.