Epperson, James H. (Cleveland)

Friday, January 25, 2013

James H. Epperson, 88, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in a local health care facility. 

He was a veteran of the US Navy where he proudly served his country. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Epperson was a well known auto dealer in the Cleveland area for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and talking about his past and his family members. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Epperson and Martha Stanton Epperson; grandson, Jackie Epperson; sisters, Peggy Marr, Ruth Trimm and Virginia Tinsley. 

Survivors include his wife, Jean “Kid” Epperson of Cleveland; children, Betty Ann (Bobby) Hodges, Judy (Tommy) Standridge, all of Cleveland, Gary (Sandy) Epperson of Charleston, Terry Epperson and Brittany Epperson of Cleveland; grandchildren, Jamie Norman, Jason Woodall, April Meeks, Jennifer Gibby, Tonia Lawson and Gary Epperson, Jr.; several great-grandchildren; sister, Sofia Jane Tucker; brothers, Donald Epperson and Mart Allen Epperson; and special friends, Howard and Debra Thompson. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, January 25, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Dr. Jay McCluskey officiating. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with military honors. Gary Epperson, Sr., Bryan Meeks, Gary Epperson, Jr., Jason Woodall, Matthew Meeks and Wendell Dixon will serve as pallbearers. The service will conclude with a white dove release ceremony. 

His family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, January 25 at the Fike Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.


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