Carl W Tepe (1923 - 2008)

Carl W Tepe
1923 - 2008
updated January 24, 2020
Carl W Tepe was born on May 26, 1923. He died on February 20, 2008 in Fort Worth, Texas at age 84.

Carl W. Tepe, 84, a retired chief master sergeant, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Chapel, Pastor Danny Moody officiating. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasantview Baptist Church, 4400 Pleasantview Drive, Arlington, Texas 76107.
Carl W. Tepe was born May 26, 1923, to Frederick and Pearl Tepe in Dodge City, Kan., and moved to Texas shortly after. He grew up in Canadian. Carl was good at all sports and loved to golf, fish and hunt. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. His plane was shot down and he became a POW, and he was also on the 90-day death march. Carl retired after 30 years of service as a chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He retired again from the U.S. Postal Service after 19 years.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ed Tepe;
sisters, Norma Tepe, Virginia Gaylord and C. Maxine Strickland.
Special thanks to Dr. Kate Colquitt, Hospices -Shannon, Kathy, Michelle, Amanda, Barbara and Michael.
Survivors: Wife, Peggy Tepe; daughters, Cynthia "Cindy" Higgins and husband, Bill, Victoria "Vickie" Smith and Carleen Tepe, all of Fort Worth; brother, Frank Tepe and wife, Lola, Corky Tepe and Mary Radiford; grandchildren, Christy King, Cathy Hudkins, Theresa Adair and husband, Andy, and Michelle Perez and husband, Fernando; great-grandchildren, Kyle and Dylan Evans, Ian King, Lauren Green, Skylar Southard, Luis and Anna Perez; and many nieces and nephews.
Published in the Star-Telegram on 2/22/2008.

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Carl Tepe died on at 3966 Shannon Dr, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas United States 76116

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Greenwood Cemetery, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas United States



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USA, Fort Worth, Tx


Baptist ... Pleasant View Baptist Church

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3966 Shannon Dr., in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas United States 76116


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Chief Master Sergeant in this Air Force retired. Then continued to serve us at the US Postal Offices.

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He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. His plane was shot down and he became a POW, and he was also on the 90-day death march. Carl retired after 30 years of service as a chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He retired again from the US Postal Service.

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He was a loving, honest, and loyal man to his family and his country. He supported us, he was our rock and our father. Not just our Gran-Gran. He was the father in mine and my sisters lives.
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Carl W Tepe died on February 20, 2008 in Fort Worth, Texas at 84 years of age. He was buried in Fort Worth, Texas. He was born on May 26, 1923. We have no information about Carl's family or relationships.
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In 1923, in the year that Carl W Tepe was born, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1940, Carl was 17 years old when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1952, when he was 29 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1964, at the age of 41 years old, Carl was alive when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1978, when he was 55 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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