Wilbur G. Keppley, 82, formerly of Richland, passed away in the evening hours Friday, June 11, 2021, in Londonderry Village, Palmyra.
He was the husband of Gloria J. (neé Keppley) Keppley. They were married July 21, 1956.
Born Thursday, December 22, 1938, in Richland, he was a son of the late Willliam E. & Laura M. (neé Zerbe) Keppley.
Wilbur loved his family above all else. He faithfully labored as a foundryman at Quaker Alloy in Myerstown in order to establish a homestead in Richland, where he and his wife, Gloria, raised their three children and formed lasting community bonds along the way. These included many years with the Richland Fire Police and the choir of Grace United Church of Christ. A master carpenter, he later co-founded Keppley’s Karpentry with his nephew, Mike. In Wilbur’s later years, he and Gloria established new roots and priceless friendships in Londonderry Village, Palmyra. He was an avid hunter, teaching all three of his sons to hunt, and he was a founding member of Home Camp in Tioga County.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons: Dale L. (Wendy) Keppley & Craig S. (Joanne) Keppley; his grandchildren: Jesse, Tricia, Grace & Jules Keppley; and his great-grandchildren: Colin, Lucas, & Brooks.
He was predeceased by his son, Barry L. Keppley; and by his brother, Lewis Keppley.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held privately.
Interment will be in Richland Cemetery.
The Mull Funeral Home, Womelsdorf is assisting the family. www.mullfh.com
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