Gail Burdette Hupp, 72, of Decatur, IL passed away on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, in his residence.
Mr. Hupp was born on March 29, 1939 in Decatur, IL, the son of Cecil Everett and Mildred M. Fisher Hupp. He attended Oglesby Elementary School, Roosevelt Junior High School, Decatur High School and Millikin University. He was a graduate of Millikin University in History and Education. He did additional studies at various universities.
He was a teacher of Junior High School students in English and Social Studies at Lakeview and Thomas Jefferson School in Decatur for thirty years. While in the Illinois Army National Guard he was a Medical Specialist 5th Class. Gail was a member of Calvary Southern Baptist Church, Illinois State Historical Society, Macon County Historical Society, Veitch Historical Society, Christian County Genealogical Society, Decatur Genealogical Society, Decatur Gun Club, National Education Association (retired), Illinois Education Association (retired) and the Illinois Retired Teachers Association.
Mr. Hupp's interests involved golfing, bowling, skeet shooting, genealogy and travel. He traveled throughout the United States. He was an avid baseball, basketball and football fan. He especially was a big follower of Millikin University basketball teams.
Surviving are his cousins: Eileen Katchmar and Phyllis Fisher Gregory; second cousin: Annette Brownlow. He also leaves behind many very, very special cousins in Illinois, Ohio and Washington.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents: Walter Henry and Anna (Cormaney) Hupp, Greg Michael Sr. and Emma Zeta (Bowman) Fisher.