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Robert Paul Shupe

Robert Paul Shupe, 88 of Ocean Isle Beach, died Thursday, May 14, 2020.

Mr. Shupe was born August 10, 1931 in Buffalo, New York, son of the late Ralph and Mary Covey Shupe. Proceeded in death by daughter, Carol Hursell, sister, Marie Wilkins, and grandson, Gregory Shupe.

Robert Shupe graduated from Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He served in the Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.

Bob and Ruth lived in Ohio for over 25 years and was an avid Ohio State football fan. After retiring to North Carolina, he became very active in local government. Bob was an Ocean Isle Beach commissioner for 8 years and also served on the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission. Mr. Shupe enjoyed living near the beach, taking long walks nearly every day. He was a member of the Masons for 50 years.

Survivors include his wife Elizabeth Ruth Shupe of Ocean Isle Beach; daughters, Linda Makowski and husband David of Southport and Terri Ruth and husband Larry of Spokane, Washington; son, Thomas Shupe of Savannah, Georgia; sister, Karen Schafer of South Carolina; brother Thomas E. Shupe of Florida; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

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Robert Paul Shupe

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Carol Rowland

May 19, 2020

I am very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in Jesus' words as found at John 11:25 where he promises that 'all those exercising faith, even though they die, will come to life.'

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