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David R. Hepburn Ph.D. Jr.

1942 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
David R. Hepburn Ph.D. Jr. Obituary
David R. Hepburn, Jr. PhD

Memphis, TN

February 14, 1942 - March 21, 2017. Born in Memphis to David R. Hepburn, Sr. and Lillie Williams Hepburn, he attended UofM, working his way through delivering newspapers, and earned degrees in Mathematics and Chemistry. He then went to Ole Miss on scholarship and earned his PhD in Chemistry. Dr. Hepburn enjoyed an outstanding career as a research chemist until retiring in 2007.

He moved to Bradenton, FL with his wife Nina Salley Hepburn (Siler). David joined a group of men dedicated to saving and restoring wooden boats and volunteered at the boat shop in Cortez, FL. His dedication to public service extended to an active membership in the USCG Auxiliary.

He was predeceased by his parents and daughter, Pam Salley Tipping Racette. Survivors are his wife Nina; sons David R. Hepburn, III and Dr. R.M. Salley (Linda); daughters Rachelle Carla Hepburn and Angela Faye Stephens (Larry); sister Gloria Hepburn; brother James (Ann); eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Interment will be in Christ Episcopal Church's memorial garden in Bradenton. Donations may be made to MADD.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 9, 2017
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