Joseph "Joe" Donald Epps |
Joseph "Joe" Donald Epps passed away on October 9, 2013.
He was born to the late Joseph and Katie Epps on August 2, 1948. A native of Akron, Ohio and graduate from Buchtel High School, Ohio University and Ohio State University Moritz Law School.
His legal career has included the Ohio Attorney General's Office, in Columbus, Ohio; the Office of General Counsel. U.S. Department of Energy, Research and Administration, Washington, D. C.: Legislative Counsel to the late Senator Howard M. Metzenbaum of Ohio; TRW, Space & Defense; Tenet Healthcare Corporation (formerly National Medical Enterprises) both of Los Angeles, California.
In 1988 Joe stepped out on faith and began his own private practice, Epps & Yong, LLP, in Los Angeles, California.
He formerly attended Centenary United Methodist Church of Akron, Ohio. At his passing he attended First African Methodist Episcopal of Los Angeles, California. Additionally, he was an active member of the California and Texas Bar Association and the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
He leaves to morn his passing Tiffany H. Epps, wife; and Whitney Winfield, Rian, Paisley Mae, and Braxton Epps, children; additionally, aunts, Dorothy Ann Graham, San Antonio, Texas, and special aunt, Ernestine Hayes, of Akron, Ohio and Betty Jo Davidson, Suzette Sharif, and Sheila Holmes; cousins all of Akron, Ohio and a host of other relatives and friends.
Condolences and tributes may be forwarded to: Mrs. Tiffany H. Epps and Family, 5124 South Garth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90056 or Mail2tdh@aol.com
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Oct. 20, 2013