Obituaries: Clifford Hepker, Jr.

OTTUMWA-Clifford Allen “Buddy” Hepker, Jr., 44, of Ottumwa, died at 9:43 p.m. December 3, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

He was born October 14, 1972 in Memphis, MO to Clifford Allen and Ruth Johnson Hepker Sr.

Clifford had worked for JBS Plastics in Fairfield and had worked for John Sholes.

He loved to fish and spend time with his family.  Clifford was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend.

Surviving is his mother and step-father,  Ruth  and Richard Glasgow of Eldon; four sisters, Rose (Grant) Troxel of Avery, his twin Clarissa (Greg)  Palm of Ottumwa, Cheryl  Hepker of Del City, OK and Paula (James) Hobb of North Carolina; 8 nieces and nephews, Rodney, Stephanie, Tara, Lacy, Tasia, Stacy, Seth and Krysten.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Hepker  Sr.; his grandparents and a nephew, John Humburd.

His body has been cremated.  Family services are planned at a later date.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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