Jack Cuppernell of Watkins, formerly of Urbana, Ill., died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. He was 80.
Private family services will be held.
Jack E. Cuppernell was born June 20, 1932, in Urbana, Ill., to Orace and Dorothy (Lane) Cuppernell. He was employed as a construction laborer with the 703 Local in Urbana for many years, retiring in 1992. Jack enjoyed spending time driving around the country, and he especially enjoyed the companionship of his dog, Barney. In his later years he was a caregiver, helping out the widows of his buddies. As his illness progressed, Jack moved to Watkins a few months ago to be closer to his daughter Vicki. He resided at St. Anthony Manor prior to becoming a resident at Hilltop Health Care Center.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, son Chris Lee Cuppernell, and six brothers.
He is survived by his daughter Vicki (and John) Elder of Kimball, son Mickey McPherson of Urbana, Ill., grandson Casey McGarry of Urbana, Ill., and sister Shirley Donaldson of Phoenix, Ariz.
Arrangements are by Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins.