Dale Cupples

PIPER CITY—Dale Louis Cupples, 76, of Piper City, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Dale was born Nov. 4, 1942 in Ottawa, the son of Roy and Eva (Oster) Cupples. He married Barbara Jean Bacon on Feb. 13, 1965 in Jacksonville and she preceded him in death on Aug. 4, 2013.
Dale was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many. He taught Social Studies in Piper City, Ford Central and Tri-Point school districts for 43 years. He was a member of and inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Hall of Fame. He was very well respected in the coaching community. Dale was a Green Bay Packers fan, Chicago White Sox fan, loved fishing and Indy Car Racing, and most of all loved his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed his small town community and was very proud of that.
He is survived by one daughter, Cassandra Lea Cupples, of Naalehu, HI and one son, Brian Alan (Elisa) Cupples, of Normal; two sisters, Jean Petersen, of Wilmington and Sharon Cottingham, of Streator; one brother, Don (Rosemary) Cupples, of Wilmington; and four grandchildren: Brady, Shea, Tanner, and Reanne.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three sisters: Phyllis, Marilyn and Janet and twin grandchildren, Alexandra and Olivia.
A memorial service will take place on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the Piper City Gymnasium, from 2:30-3 p.m. A Celebration of Life Reception will be immediately following from 3-6 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Tri-Point Booster Club, 100 E. Van Alstyne St., Cullom, IL 60929.
To visit his tribute page go to at knappfuneralhomes.com.
Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman is in charge of arrangements.