Brother William Andrew “Bill” Dupps was born August 30, 1929; Initiated as an Entered Apprentice on February 15, 1951; passed to the Degree of Fellowcraft on March 15, 1951; Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason on April 27, 1951; and departed this life on June 19, 2016 at the age of 86 years old. Brother Dupps was a 65 year Mason and Past Master (1968) of Latonia Lodge No. 746.
Brother Dupps obituary as published by Swindler & Currin Funeral Homes:
William A. “Bill” Dupps, 86, of Florence, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Florence. Bill was born August 30, 1929 in Covington, KY to Joseph A. and Elizabeth Simpson Dupps. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Thomas A. Dupps.
He retired from the Engineering Division of Cincinnati Milacron after 35 years in 1989. He was a devoted member of Community of Faith Presbyterian Church for 70 years serving as an Elder, Deacon and choir member; a member and Past Master of the Latonia Masonic Lodge F&AM #746 for 65 years; a member of the Sons of Dixie Barbershop Chorus for 40 years and also sang in the Rebel Brigade Quartet. Bill volunteered at the Greater Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity for 20 years and was currently volunteering at The James A. Ramage Civil War Museum where he had served for 10 years.
Survived by his wife of 68 years Katheryn “Kittie” May Dupps; children Karen (James) Brashear of Central City, KY and Eric (Tina Barlow) Dupps of Norwood, OH; grandchildren Lindsay Watkins of Central City, David Watkins of Louisville, Erica (John) Biery, Jr. of Independence, Erin (Josh) Eversole of Nashville, TN, Will Dupps of Independence and Jenna (John Palmer) Brashear of Beaver Dam and great granddaughter Evelyn Biery of Independence.
Visitation 5-8 PM with 7 PM Masonic Services, Tuesday, June 21 at SWINDLER & CURRIN FUNERAL HOME, LATONIA. Funeral 10 AM Wednesday, June 22 at Community of Faith Presbyterian Church, Covington. Interment Highland Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Community of Faith Presbyterian Church, 1400 Highland Pike, Covington, KY 41011 or to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati, 4910 Para Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45237