Dear Shirley, how fondly we remember Willie!!! He was a MIGHTY MAN in a humble Godly way. We just learned today Dec. 2, 2013 that Willie went to sleep in Jesus. We now live in Southern Illinois and work for 3ABN. We were in Portland, OR with Garland Blanton and wife Donna. It came up that Garland and Willie went to Academy together. We were so shocked about Willie. Our love and prayers are with you Shirley!!! God bless you. Roy and Earlenne Hunt
MG Jesse Davidson, pictured with father,wore pathfinder uniform on Sabbath May 4 in honor of Bro. Rupert dedicated service to the Pathfinder Ministry.
I am so sorry to hear about brother Rupert's passing my the lord comfort you in this time of sadiness but we do know that we will see him again when the lord comes for his people ESCOBAR family
TO THE FAMILY OF WILLIE RUPERT:
So sorry to hear of Willie Edd's passing.
Our thoughts & Prayers are with you at this time of sadness. Keep looking up and won't it be a glorious day When we All Get To Heaven.
Pastor DJ & Ida Williams
I remember Mr Rupert fondly...so sorry to hear of your loss.
Prayers are with the family. Teri (Bowen) Lassiter - classmate of Nathan and Yolanda
Sorry to hear the news. Another soldier(Pathfinder) resting waiting to hear the call of the Master Guide of Master Guides Jesus Christ the Life Giver. Bro. Rupert legacy of ministry to youth will live on in all the lives he touch especially mine. I will never forget the lessons he taught commitment to servicing Jesus. Sis. Rupert I pray God will comforter you and family during this difficulty time. May God bless and keep you in Jesus name.
He was a man of God who spoke few words but his actions did the talking for him. Shirley, may God bless and keep you during this time of sadness and grief. I was privileged to know both of you.
Condolences to the family, he was a good man and friend.
Bro. Rupert was the father of my first and dearest friend at Southside, Donna Rupert. I saw him as a quiet person but with a cool and down to earth personality. I always admired him as “Donna's father” and loved spending the night over their home and playing on their ranch. As a young teenager, I look back at the many pathfinder trips I went on under Bro. Rupert's leadership and how much fun I always had every year. I respected his service to the church as deacon but also noticed him take on an even quieter personality after Donna's passing and after acquiring his illness. No matter what, he always remembered me when I spoke to him and I loved to reminisce about the good days at his house which always brought a smile to his face. I saw Bro. Rupert as one of the respected pillars in our church who dedicated his life to his faith and family and now he is resting in peace. I have always had a deep respect for the Rupert family and always will and I now ask God to be with them all during this difficult time. The Robinson-Montalvo-Stowe families love all of you and will keep you in prayer!
Shirley, We are so sad. You know we loved both of you. You were our Hero's in Pathfinders. We will miss Willie.
I was saddened to hear of his passing. He was the best Area 5 Coordinator that the Central California Pathfinders had. Prayers for the family.
Willie was a great friend and one of the kindest persons I have ever met. We worked together for the Kern County fire Dept., as well as on our homes and cattle ventures. We got to share a lot of good times. He will be greatly missed but, not forgotten.
I am so sorry to hear of Brother Rupert's passing. He was such a kind, gentle and caring man. My prayers are with you all.
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
Your family is in our prayers. Willie and my Dad were both Pathfinder leaders and friends. He was a good leader and a very kind man, as I recall.
I worked with Willie for many years. He was a wonderful christian man that I always admired. My condolences to the family.
I worked with Willie at the Kern County Fire Dept. for many years. Willie was a great guy, he never said anything but good about anyone. When any job needed to be done, Willie was always there to help or do it himself. I never met a nicer person than Willie Ruppert, he will be dearly missed by his family and dear friends.
I had the priveledge of working with Willie for many years. He was a pleasure to be around. Never an unkind word about anyone and a hard worker. I send my sympathy to the family. Chuck Dowdy