Carl Ellwood Rupe, age 88 of Pulaski, died Wednesday April 28, 2021 at Radford Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on March 21, 1933 in Pulaski, and was the son of the late Eunice Mae Cecil Rupe Turpin and Charlie Basil Rupe. Ellwood was a Veteran of the United States Army, a member of Henry Clay Masonic Lodge #280 A.F. & A.M. and a member of Pythagoras Masonic Lodge #239 A.F. & A.M., and was presented with his 50 year pin. He was a long-time employee of the Pulaski Kroger’s where he received his retirement after 39 years.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty Lou Smith Rupe: Daughter; Lisa Rupe (Jay) Turner of Pulaski: brother; Harold Clayton Rupe of Pulaski, and survived by a nephew, Curtis Rupe, and a niece, Cindy Rupe Dickerson. Funeral Services will be held Monday, May 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Seagle Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, where he will receive military honors and the Mason’s will conduct a graveside Masonic Service. The family will receive friends on Monday at the funeral home from Noon until 2:00 p.m. The family would like to express a special thank you to Mandy and Carmelita of Amedisys Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Henry Clay Masonic Lodge or to PACC Rescue 3430 Lee Highway Draper, VA 24324. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski.
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