Mr. John Ross Cuiper, 76, of Matthews passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019 at his residence. Ross was born June 24, 1943 in Corpus Christi, TX to John W and Dorothy Adkins Cuiper. He obtained his Bachelor's of Science degree from Texas A&M in Industrial Engineering. He married the former Carol J Peet and they celebrated their 47 year anniversary together. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Cuiper was smart, hardworking, and a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He enjoyed working around the house, repairing anything and everything. He even had a sign in the garage that stated "If I can't fix it, it ain't broke". Truly a selfless man who put others before himself. He worked for IBM as a Mechanical Engineer for 30 years before retiring.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife Carol Cuiper of the home; children Leslie Spraggins, Jeffrey Cuiper, Keith Cuiper and Danielle Turner; brother Glenn Cuiper (Nancy); son in law Scott Bridgeman; step-sisters Karen Urban and Leslie Adams granddaughters Riley Turner and Kaitlyn Turner and stepmother Evelyn Cuiper and his beloved Cavachon Maggie who never left his side.
A Memorial Service will be 6:00PM Tuesday, September 10, 2019 in the Good Shepherd Chapel of Life and Legacy Funerals and Cremations; 6525 Old Monroe Rd, Indian Trail, with Hospice Chaplain Michael Flynn officiating.
Memorial Contributions may be directed to The Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131; or www.parkinson.org
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