Carroll J. Zepp

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Carroll Jonas Zepp, 68, of Temple, Ga., died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Douglas Wellstar Hospital in Douglasville, Ga.

Born June 5, 1944, in Westminster, he was the son of the late Carroll Preston Zepp and Lois May Linton Zepp. Twice married, he was the husband of Clara M. Zepp, who died in 2005; and of Marsha Lynn Coburn Zepp.

He graduated from Westminster High School, where he played football. He served in the Army for 22 years, serving in Vietnam and three tours in Germany. He entered as an optician's assistant, worked as subsistence with food, and played football in the Army for 18 years, and was scouted by the Baltimore Colts.

He restored and collected Farmall tractors, enjoyed growing vegetable gardens, raising hogs, goats and chickens.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are son and daughter Preston Jay and Kelly Ann Zepp, of Palm Coast, Fla.; a stepson, Kenneth Rollins, of Temple; stepdaughters and sons-in-law Jodie and Bob Shields, and Paula and Paul Bellen, all of Temple; a brother, Norman Zepp, of Sykesville; grandchildren Tristan Barnes, Jacob Zepp, Nicholas Zepp, Delia Zepp, and Heather Harellson; step-grandchildren Brandi Thurber, Eric Thurber, Jessica Nicole Thurber, Veronica Mathews, Gaylon and Jason Bellew, John Luke Bellew, Shirley Brewer, and Justin Clay Rollins; great-grandchildren Josh Little, Desean Thurber, and Christopher Mathews; and extended family Paul and Carol Turner, Joanna Callison, and Vannetta Bunce and family.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Villa Rica, Ga.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, in the chapel, with the Rev. Jeff Jones officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Georgia Cancer Patient Care Fund, 6002 Professional Parkway, Suite 200, Douglasville, GA 30134; or the , 1599 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329.

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Published in Carroll County Times on July 21, 2012
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