Rodger L. Eplion (1944 - 2014)

  • "I only met Mr. Eplion once, at Violet Cemetery, but I've..."
    - Marsha

Eplion Rodger L. Eplion, age 69, of Pickerington, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. Born June 5, 1944 in Huntington, WV, he was retired after a long career in sales, and was a member of Jersey Baptist Church in Pataskala. He is survived by children, Rick (Brenda) L. Kirk, Baltimore, Dawnetta L. Pease, Robinson, IL, Rodger L. Pease, Fullerton, CA; grandchildren, Jason (Debbie) Kirk, Pickerington, Michael (Sherri) Kirk, New Lennox, IL, Jessica (Eddie) McKeever, Manteo, NC, Jamie (Jo) Nelson, Olney, IL; great-grandson, Gunther Kirk; mother, Icy Eplion, Huntington, WV; brothers, Danny Eplion, Proctorville, Richard (Gladys) Eplion, Huntington; sisters, Donna (John) Hauck, Milton, VW, Patricia Beaman, Chesapeake; sister-in-law, Patty Spears, Pickerington; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife Barbara "Jo" Eplion in 2008, father Richard Eplion; and brother Philip Eplion. Friends may visit 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Road N. (St. Rt. #256), Pickerington, where funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with Pastor John Hays officiating. Interment will follow at Violet Cemetery. Friends who wish may contribute to Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215 in Rodger's memory. Online condolences at

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Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home
550 Hill Rd. N. Pickerington, OH 43147
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 17, 2014