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HAROLD WESLEY, 79
Starke - Harold Wesley Epps, 79 of Starke went home to be with his Lord Saturday, April 5, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Epps was born June 27, 1935 in Nettleton, Ark. to the late Elmer and Marie Epps, he was raised there until he moved to Starke in 1954 where he married and raised his family. Mr. Epps was a dedicated member and full time Technician Employee of the Florida Army National Guard for 39 years, retiring with the rank of CW4. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Starke for many years and also a charter member of Madison Street Baptist Church. Mr. Epps was on the Starke City Commission, and served as mayor. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 56 for many years where he enjoyed the fellowship of his fellow members. Mr. Epps enjoyed his daily morning coffee run to Hardees. He was a loving, caring Husband, Father, PawPaw, Brother and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Joan Silcox Epps, Brothers Bill Epps and Jerry Epps and three grandchildren.
Mr. Epps is survived by his wife, Phyllis Epps of Starke; sons, Bobby Epps of Starke and Gray Williams of Loudon, Tn.; daughters, Angela Haynes of Lake Butler and Sharon Williams of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Corey Blocker, Wesley Mann, Jessica Epps, Andrew Barber, Brandon Williams, Savanna Epps, Chrissy Barber, Mikayla Williams; three great grandchildren; sister, Helen Crumby of Jonesboro, Ark.; brothers, Jimmy Epps of Starke and Tommy Epps of Jonesboro, AR; several nephews and nieces.
Mr. Epps Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home, with Rev. Harold Hudson and Rev. Kyle Harrison Officiating. Burial will take place following the services at Kingsley Lake Cemetery. Family invites friends for a visitation Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Archer Funeral Home. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 386-496-2008.
Archer Funeral Home
55 N Lake Dr
Lake Butler, FL 32054
Published in Gainesville Sun from Apr. 8 to Apr. 9, 2014