Johnny Wayne Dupin Jr., 68, of Terre Haute, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013, in Union Hospital with his wife, Sheila, at his side. Johnny was born June 29, 1945, in Terre Haute, to John Dupin Sr. and Elsie Coleman Dupin.
John was an avid NASCAR fan and loved to work crossword puzzles and watch Jeopardy. He was a very talented song and poetry writer and a very skilled guitarist. He was inducted into the Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame for his works with the band Life, as well as having a poem in The World of Poetry for his poem “My Shining Star.” He also had a 45 record published.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Brenda Tighe; two brothers, Mark and Jimmy Dupin; and one grandson, Jerimiah Dupin. He is survived by his loving wife and companion of 27 years, Sheila Ison Dupin; one son, Mark Dupin of Terre Haute; one brother, Jerry Dupin and his wife Becky of Brazil; two sisters, Rita Davis and her husband Neil and Marilyn Gammon and her husband Ron, both of Terre Haute; six grandchildren, Rocky, Joey, Kelsey, Crystal, John, and Faith; as well as seven great-grandchildren. Johnny also is survived by many other friends, family, and loved ones.
As were Johnny’s wishes, cremation has been chosen. A celebration of life will be held Monday, July 29, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Calvary Temple Church, 2100 North 61⁄2 Street, Terre Haute, with Pastor Kyle Andrews officiating. The family will host a carry-in dinner after the service and request you bring a covered dish. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, in Terre Haute, was entrusted with services. Online condolences may be made at: