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Neely Clark Hepler

May 15, 1949 — November 20, 2021

Neely Clark Hepler, 72 of Statesville passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Iredell Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Neely was born on May 15, 1949, in Statesville. He was the son of the late Joseph Russell Hepler and Janis Smoot Hepler. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Hepler McCann and two brothers, Kenneth, and Victor Hepler.

He was a graduate of Statesville High School and was retired from Hunt Manufacturing, Co. He was a long-time member of Knox Chapel United Methodist Church and more recently Triplett United Methodist Church. Neely was a life-long NASCAR and Atlanta Braves fan and was an avid bowler.

He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Sheila Haire Hepler, a son, Michael Hepler and a daughter, Jennifer Hepler (Chris Hunley). He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Matthew Staunton (Brianna Pineda), Alexis Hunley and Angel Hunley, and a great-granddaughter, Haylee Pineda.

A Gathering of Friends will be held at Nicholson Funeral Home on Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Memorials may be sent to Knox Chapel Cemetery Fund

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