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Nathan Douglas ‘Doug’ Kepley II, 22, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 near Woodleaf, NC. He was born Sept. 16, 1992 in Charlotte, NC to Nathan Kepley and Rhonda Higdon Kepley.
Doug attended school in the Rowan county school system and was a member of Enon Baptist Church. He worked at Above and Beyond Chimney Sweep and the Elks Lodge. Doug enjoyed his volunteer work with the Carpenters for Christ and helped build six churches in four states. Doug, his dad Nathan and his granddad Philip went on several of these mission trips. His last building project was in Pleasant Hill, Illinois in June 2014.
“Dougie…..You are a beloved son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. You are loved beyond measure. Your smile will be forever remembered. Life was a struggle and we know you have found peace that eluded you on this Earth. Our hearts ache as we go on without you…..but we have peace knowing that we will see you again!”
He was preceded in death by his grandfather George Higdon as well as his uncles, Jeff H. Kepley and Randy Higdon.
Those left to cherish Doug’s memory are his father, Nathan D. Kepley (Bonnie) Sr. of Salisbury; his mother, Rhonda Higdon of Salisbury; his grandparents, Philip R. and Mary Sue Kepley, and grandmother, Joyce Higdon, all of Salisbury; four sisters, Christyn Lowery, Emily Burris, Alexa Kepley and Corbyn Kepley, all of Salisbury; and not to be forgotten are his nieces and nephews, Naavya Brown, Landon Brown, Kenneth Lowery, Kennedy Lowery, Wynter Lytle, Grayson Burris and Emersyn Burris, all of Salisbury.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 from 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM at Enon Baptist Church. The Celebration of Life service will follow at 2:00 PM at Enon Baptist Church conducted by pastor Ken Clark.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte is assisting the Kepley family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.