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Bobby G. Epps

April 16, 1940 - Sept. 10, 2018

CASSOPOLIS, MI - Bobby Gean Epps, age 78, of Cassopolis, died peacefully Monday morning, September 10, 2018 in the comfort of his family's presence in his home.

He was born April 16, 1940 in LaGrange, Georgia, the third of ten children born to Nicholas “Pete” and Mary Hill. He married Julia Mae Smith June 3, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois. She survives.

Bobby cherished being “Papa” to his grandchildren. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, and even mowing the grass. He loved telling stories, making people laugh, and wearing his big black cowboy hat.

Bobby will be greatly missed by family and friends. He leaves to mourn his passing and continue his legacy his wife of fifty-eight years, Julia Mae Epps of Cassopolis; three daughters, Bobbie Jean Epps of Cassopolis, Angela Blackwell of Hammond, Indiana, and Gina (Larry) Harvey of Colorado Springs, Colorado; five grandchildren, Tymil (Sedric) Heard, Brandi Parker, Jazmine Blackwell, Devin Culpepper, and Demarkus James; five great-grandchildren, Ahnyiah Owens, Amari Parker, Alyssia Parker, Aeja Heard, and Nikia Heard; four sisters, Burnett (Jamie) Grier, Peggy Finacher, Nancy (Charley) Thornton, and Wanda Brown; five brothers, Nathaniel (Voncille) Epps, Melvin Hill, Charles Epps, Benny Hill, and Billy Hill; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law, Jerome Brown.

Family and friends will gather Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis, with the Reverend Rayvon Bufkin officiating. Mr. Epps will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Cassopolis.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Sept. 14, 2018
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