He was born on Nov. 4, 1914, at Erie to Winder and Lettie (Sower) Cuppet. He grew up in the Odense area and attended country schools and graduated from Savonburg High School in 1935. He attended a Chanute trade school in 1936.
He worked at the Kansas Ordnance Plant for a few years and then worked at the Neosho Valley Creamery for 28 years until his retirement in 1981.
He married Mildred Gerhard on Nov. 23, 1946, at Parsons. She preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 1998.
He was a member of Erie Lodge A.F. & A.M. No 76 and Erie Federated Church. He enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include a son, Darrell Cuppet of Erie; three grandchildren, Marcia Warstler and her husband, Craig, and Brian Paulie, all of St. Paul, and Kristen Paulie of Parsons; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Paulie; three brothers; and two sisters.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Erie Federated Church. Burial will follow in East Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Erie. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Erie Federated Church or Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 113 N. Main St., P.O. Box 182, Erie, 66733.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.