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Carl A. Gepperth


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  • Jan. 07, 2021 - 2:42 PM

Carl A. Gepperth

The Newnan Times-Herald

Carl A. Gepperth, 99, of Newnan, entered into the gates of Heaven on January 5, 2021.

Carl was born in Chicago to immigrants from Hungary on 9/4/1921. He worked in his father’s retail meat market during high school, performing duties as a butcher and delivering meat on his bicycle, often to some highly suspicious gangster patrons. He enlisted in the army on 10/06/42 and was honorably discharged on 04/15/46.

During his time in service, he held several positions from automobile/equipment repair and painting, sheet metal worker, sign painting, daily cooking and serving over 200 soldiers, and as a personal chef to a general. He served in France and when the war ended, he was sent to Germany to repair equipment to be shipped back to the U.S.

After discharge from the army in April 1946, he married Rubye L. Gepperth from Temple, Georgia on 5/7/46. That was quite a union – a man from the big city of Chicago, married to a woman who was raised on a farm (complete with outhouse). He was quickly endeared to her family, and her to his. They were to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary in 05/07/21. Using the GI Bill, Carl received his college degree from Georgia State over a span of 7 years, while working full time. He worked initially as an auditor for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and while promoting through the ranks, was selected as one of 50 people in the United States, as a Computer Audit Specialist.

At the beginning of the computer age, he went through extensive training in Washington, D.C. to learn Cobalt Computer Programming, and voluntarily took additional night classes at Georgia State University to help advance the IRS computer auditing/reporting section into the computer era. He had strong Christian faith and has served such positions in churches as a teacher to young married couples, teacher to teen boys, deacon, and several other positions. He was a member of Heatherwood Baptist Church in Newnan and credits his long life and long 74-year marriage to always keeping God in the center of his professional and family life.

Carl was the esteemed husband of Rubye Lyles Gepperth (currently 99 years old), father to daughters Jean Jones (George), Lisa Webb (Rickey – deceased), grandfather to Jackie Courter (Mike), and great grandfather to Matt and Olivia Courter.

The family will have a private funeral service on Saturday, January 9, 2020, in Hillcrest Chapel. Private interment will follow in College Park Cemetery. The funeral service will be livestreamed at 12:00 Noon on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Hillc...

Higgins Funeral Home Hillcrest Chapel is honored to serve the family of Carl Gepperth, please visit www.hillcrestchapelcare.com to share your memories or leave a condolence message. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Gideons, Post Office Box 626, Sharpsburg, Georgia 30277 to dedicate Bibles in memory of Carl A. Gepperth.