Jon Edward Dupes (1935 - 2018)
Mr. Jon E. Dupes, age 83, of Beverly Hills, FL was born April 29, 1935 in Knoxville, TN, son of the late Dedrick and Kathryn (Harris) Dupes and husband to the late Ellen A. Dupes (Van Nest). He passed away peacefully, Thursday October 4, 2018 in Pinellas Park, FL. Mr. Dupes moved to Beverly Hills, Florida from Pinellas Park, FL 18 years ago.
Mr. Dupes served in the US Army in the 11th Airborne Division as a Paratrooper and the Military Police serving in Germany during the Korean War.
He worked as a Maintenance Engineer, Security, Facility Maintenance and held other responsibilities for General Electric then Lockheed Martin in Pinellas Park for over 30 years. Mr. Dupes was a 32nd Degree Mason and past Worshipful Master of St. Petersburg Lodge 139 F.&A.M. in 1982 and a former member of Bible Baptist Church of Beverly Hills, First Baptist Church of Beverly Hills and First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg. He also served as a Deacon for a period of time at First Baptist Church of Beverly Hills and First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg. He enjoyed helping others, passing on life lessons, his vast knowledge of so many things and spending time with his family.
Survivors include 4 Children: Sharon Klein of Aiken, SC, Anita Buel and her husband Rod of Largo, FL, Jon Edward Dupes, II and his wife Heather of Spring Hill, TN, and Peter Zillner of Hanover, PA, as well as 6 grandchildren: Amanda, Sara, Adam, Jennifer, Ryan and Ethan, 9 great grandchildren: Lilly, Landon, Hannah, Alyssa, Andrew, Rodney, James, Wyatt & Zoey, and 2 great great grandchildren: Mason & Bentley.
A Memorial Service is planned for Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at 6:00pm at Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL. The Interment service will take place Friday, October 12th, 2018 at 11:30am at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.