Charles William Depper Jr., 81, of Bunker Hill, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at OSF St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton.
He was born in Alton Feb. 23, 1934, the son of the late Charles E. Sr. and Lillian G. (Wyman) Depper.
Charles had been a crane operator for the Olin Corporation for 47 years before retiring. He then worked as a security guard for the Bowman Agency.
A Korean War Army veteran, he was a member of the Machinists Union in East Alton, the Westerner Club and Illinois Sheriff’s Association.
On Aug. 9, 1963, in Alton, he married the former Shirley Ann Lawrence. She died Feb. 11, 2015.
Surviving are two sons, Roger Williamson of Florida, Steven M. Depper of Missouri; two daughters, Penny A. Depper of Bethalto and Dorothy (Greg) Woolsey of Jerseyville; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jack (Diane) Depper of Tennessee, Larry Depper of Alton, and Ronnie (Judy) Depper of Cottage Hills; and six sisters, Rose Moore of East Alton, Nancy Christian of South Roxana, Peggy Hamby of Cottage Hills, June (Greg) Simmons of Missouri, Rebecca Walker of Arizona, and Anita Depper of Wood River.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife; two sons, Charles W. Depper III and Dwight Williamson; and grandson, Jaxon Tyler Depper.
Visitation will be from noon until time of service at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. The Rev. Bob Beloit will officiate.
Private burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.