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DAVID L. EPPERSON, 79 ROCKFORD - David L. Epperson, 79, of Rockford, died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Rockford Memorial Hospital. He was born March 13, 1934 in Rockford the son of Lee and Vivian (Lightheart) Epperson. Entered into the United States Air Force and met his beautiful bride, Margaret A. Tarft, while stationed in England and on May 10, 1957 they married. Dave served our country for 20 years and retired as a Tech Sergeant. After his military career he began a floor covering business known as Dave's Carpet Service. He loved gardening, fishing and most of all spending time with his grandsons, together they always found projects to start on. Dave also enjoyed playing cards at the Ol' Still and watching the Cubs and the Bears on TV. He was a kind, gentle soul who will be deeply missed by his family and friends. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the nurses and staff at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Epperson of Rockford; son, Rodney Lee (Pam) Epperson of Rockford; grandsons, Brandon (Fiance, Jessika) Epperson and JD (fiancé, Brooke) Epperson; sisters, Delores Barr of Rockford; Sandy (John) Copp of Rockton; several nieces and nephews and a very special nephew, Mike Musso. Preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Mary, Marion, Helen, Lois, Lloyd and Bud. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel 3910 N. Rockton Ave. with a visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment in Willwood Burial Park. In lieu of flowers please make memorials to the family for a fund to be established at later date. Express online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2014
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