Johnny Dale Rupp, 59, a resident of Shawnee, passed away Oct. 1, 2018.

Johnny Dale Rupp, of Shawnee, passed away and joined his Heavenly Father on Oct. 1, 2018. He was born April 18, 1959, in San Jose, California to Jimmie Lee Rupp and Joy Ann (Gregory) Rupp.

John graduated from Midwest City High School and worked as a banker while attending school at the University of Oklahoma, studying Business Administration. He worked as a Banker and became a Vice President of Operations in the banking industry. During this time he also helped raise his niece, Jayna through her early years. After diagnoses of a serious illness, John met a dear friend, June Holland, who guided him to reaffirm his belief in the Lord. He became very active in church; he was the “candyman” greeter, drove the shuttle, ushered, attended many church functions, and began religious studies at OBU. His renewed faith prepared him for his passing. John loved hunting and fishing, but most of all, he loved family. He never met a person he didn’t like and could make friends with anyone.

He is survived by his Mother, Joy A. Rupp; his sister: Jo Ann Rupp (Conklin); his brother Jimmie Don Rupp (wife Peggy); his niece, Jayna Conklin; two Nephews, Ryan and Greg Rupp; three great-nephews, Kajuan, Jackson and Barrett; and one great-niece, Olivia.

He was preceded in death by his Father Jimmie Lee Rupp and dear friend, Barbara “June” Holland.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m., at Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee. The family will receive visitors at the Resthaven Funeral Home in Shawnee Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.. A private, family Interment will be held at Arlington Memorial Cemetery in Oklahoma City at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, we suggest donations to the American Cancer Society in John’s name.