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William James Deupree III

William James Deupree III, 68, of Park Hills, Kentucky died on March 17, 2012. He was an attorney, a veteran of the United States Army, and a loving husband and father.

Mr. Deupree earned his B.A. from Florida Southern College and his J.D. from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University. As a partner with Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C., he specialized in residential and commercial real estate, title insurance, probate, and zoning. He served as the Deputy Master Commissioner for Kenton County for 27 years, and as a member and Chairman of the Kenton County Municipal Planning & Zoning Commission from 1980 to 1996.

Mr. Deupree had a distinguished military career, serving in the U.S. Army for 30 years. He retired in 1996 as a colonel. Among his numerous military achievements, he completed Army Ranger School, graduated from the U.S. Army War College, and earned myriad awards, including the Legion of Merit.

His greatest achievement, however, was not in serving the country or the law but in his devoted support of his family. He and his wife Peggy were married on December 1, 1973. Their love only grew stronger for the 36 years of their marriage, through Peggy’s death in 2010. In raising their two sons, they succeeded at putting family above all other priorities. They regularly sacrificed for the benefit of each other and for their sons. Not only did Mr. Deupree have a deep love for his family, but they also had a profound and undying love for him. He will always be remembered as a caring, loving, and dedicated husband and father.

He was also an active member of his church, Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Cincinnati.

Mr. Deupree is survived by his two sons, Will Deupree IV and Carter Deupree (Rebecca), both of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; mother, Charlotte Deupree, of Fort Wright, Kentucky; and nephew, Reid Childers (Jessica), of Atlanta, Georgia. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 36 years, Peggy, in February 2010; father, William Deupree Jr. of Fort Wright, Kentucky, in December 2003; and sister, Mary Jane Deupree Childers (David), of Atlanta, Georgia, in April 2011.

A private interment will be held by the family at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. A memorial service will be held at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, Kentucky on Wednesday, March 21st at 1:30 P.M. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Christian Science Mother Church, 210 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115; or Cincinnati Country Day School, 6905 Given Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243; or The Christ Hospital Cancer Center, 2139 Auburn Ave., D Level, Cincinnati, OH 45219.

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