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Mr. Clair "Fred" Shupe, 72, of Valdese passed away Saturday April 14, 2018 at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care following a period of declining health.
Fred was born July 20, 1945 in Indiana, PA to the late Clarence Shupe and Emma McCausland Shupe. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Following his time in the service, he worked at Catawba Paper Box for over 35 years.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bill Shupe and Johnny Shupe.
Survivors include his daughter, Denise Shupe of Valdese; step daughter, Bobbi Yount of Morganton; grandchildren, Brandon Shupe and girlfriend Jennifer Jones of Hickory, Ashley Howell of Valdese, Dustin Tensley and fiancé Ashley Roberts of Hickory, and Kristy Yount of Morganton; sisters, Louise Hutton and husband Lee of Home, PA, and Kathy Hefner of Conover; brothers, Leroy Shupe and wife Karol of Homer City, PA, Roger Shupe and wife Glenda of Taylorsville, NC, George Shupe of McIntyre, PA, Dwaine Shupe and wife Christine of Blairsville, PA, Kenny "Louie" Shupe of McIntyre, PA, and Doug Shupe and Bridgette Marafka of Iselin, PA; great grandchildren, Bryson Shupe, Preston Icenhour, Allie Icenhour, and one on the way. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 5:00PM Thursday April 19, 2018 in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service with the Rev. Marvin Wiley officiating.
The family will receive friends prior to the service on Thursday from 4:00PM to 5:00PM at Heritage Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care at 1721 Enon Rd. Valdese, NC 28690.

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