James Reed Shupe, 78, of Galax, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at the Waddell Nursing Home in Galax.
He was born Aug. 23, 1934, in Ennice, N.C., to Muncie Shupe and Alma Grace Smith Shupe.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife Irene Shupe of the home, three step daughters and sons-in-law: Wanda and Donald Lowe; Carol and Glen Smith and Debbie Hodges, all of Galax; his mother, Alma Grace Smith Carter of Galax; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Gil Hatch of Florida; half-sisters and husband, Mary Leda Bower of Tazewell and Hattie Mae and Jim Bedsaul of Galax; half brother and wife, Larry Joseph and Tami Carter of Galax; eight step grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren/
A funeral was held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Myron Dalton, the Rev. David Long and Pastor Garry Adams officiating. The burial was Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Smith Cemetery.
A guest book is available online at www.vaughanguynn.com.
Published in Galax Gazette from Nov. 5 to Nov. 6, 2012