Samuel Elroy Pepper, 85, of Campbellsville, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Campbellsville.
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Son of the late Richard Denny Pepper and Bertha Price Pepper, he was born Feb. 12, 1928, in Green County, Ky.
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Sand Lick Separate Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, church moderator and song leader for many years. In his lifetime, Mr. Pepper had a variety of careers, including farming, carpentry, furniture making and factory work. He retired from Ingersol Rand after 19 years of working in compressor assembly.
He married Elois VanArsdale on Oct. 5, 1949. She preceded him in death June 28, 1994.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Oval Tapscott of Campbellsville; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Bro. Roger and Anna Jo Pepper, Sam and Christy Pepper, all of Hodgenville, Ky., and Tony Pepper of Georgia; a brother and sister-in-law, Dewey and Florence Pepper of Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Opal Goff of Campbellsville; a special friend, Frances Money of Greensburg, Ky.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Benjamin Pepper; and two sisters, Leona Milby and Iona Bale.
Visitation is after 7 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 9, at Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg. Funeral will follow at 10 a.m. Bros. Roger Pepper, Tommy Tapscott and Garnett Wayne Davis will officiate.
Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.
The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Gideon Bible Fund. Donations can be made at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at www.cowherdandparrott.com.
Published in Central Kentucky News-Journal on Jan. 9, 2014
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