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Jerre E. Epps

Apr 06, 2017
Jerre E. Epps

printed 04/07/2017


Jerre E. Epps, age 81, died on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at his home.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he was the son of the late Robert and Gertis Gibson Epps.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Vivian B. Epps. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Ashley and Stacy Bullion, and great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Kylie. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Bullion.

Mr. Epps graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in Wilmington, Delaware in 1953. While attending, he enjoyed all sports offered, but truly his favorite was track. He won the Highest Track Medal Award.

Upon graduation, he attended the University of Delaware obtaining an Associate Degree in 1957 and then enlisting in to the United States Army. During Mr. Epps tour of duty, he traveled to Germany. It was during this tour he received an injury to his back that required his honorable discharge from the United States Army in 1961.

Upon returning home, Mr. Epps utilized his education and became a business owner. For 38 years Mr. Epps sold insurance. He and Vivian traveled the world over. Their favorite traveling spot was Hawaii, where they had planned to retire.

Prior to Mr. Epps becoming legally blind, he enjoyed going to the movies, dinning out, fishing and an occasional trip to the casino. His favorite place at the slots was the roulette table. He always wanted a live dealer. He continued his feel for the slots, even being legally blind. His loving wife would humor him and be at his side.

A funeral service was held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Rev. Boyd Etter and Rev Bob Harris officiated. Interment followed in Garden of the Pines in Berlin.

Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.

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