Nature 14

Dr. William "Bill" Krupp

February 1, 1945 ~ March 23, 2022 (age 77)


Dr Bill Krupp passed away on March 23, 2022, after holding on to ensure that his funeral service could be held in the newly built Wakefield United Methodist Church. This effort was near and dear to his heart as an active participant in the planning committee for many years, and in creating a prayer walk on land that had initially been purchased for the church. Bill, born 77 years ago in Petersburg, VA, met his wife Linda at a young age while living in the same neighborhood. Bill would ask Linda to carry his books home from school, and would later ask her to marry him and move to Virginia Beach, where he'd gotten a job as a History teacher. A lifelong learner and educator, Bill later became an elementary school principal where he once acted out Captain Underpants on the roof as a fundraiser (fully clothed of course). Bill received his Ph.D. from ODU and then retired with Linda in Wake Forest to be close to his daughter, Jennifer, and grandsons, Matthew and Jonathan. Bill was a passionate man who cared deeply for the welfare of others, instilling a deep sense of compassion in his daughter as a child. He loved playing tuba and bass guitar, loved fishing at the beach, history and archaeology, and even more, loved Linda and the Lord. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Wakefield United Methodist Church.

Dr. Krupp is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda Collins Krupp; daughter, Jennifer Revoir & husband Mike of Wake Forest; grandsons, Matthew and Jonathan; twin sister, Kay Henderson of Mechanicsville, VA and extended family and friends.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at 4 o’clock, Sunday afternoon, March 27, 2022 at the Wakefield United Methodist Church, 10701 Common Oaks Dr, Raleigh, NC 27614. Friends may visit with the family immediately following service at the church.

To share a memory of Bill or send a condolence to his family please visit 


Arrangements by the Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home in Wake Forest.


Celebration of Life
March 27, 2022

4:00 PM
Wakefield United Methodist Church
10701 Common Oaks Drive
Raleigh, NC 27614

© 2022 Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Service. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility