James Gephart Jr.

Passed away on November 1, 2018

James Gephart, Jr., age 86, of Seymour, formerly of Ft. Myers, FL, passed away on November 1, 2018. He was an US Air Force Veteran where he become a Staff Sgt. with the Military Police. After the military, he then went on to become the Captain of the Lee County, FL Sheriff Department until his retirement. After his retirement James worked for several years as a US Marshal, rounding off over 63 years in law enforcement. James was a long time member of the Araba Shriners. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and camping. Preceded in death by his parents, James Gephart, Sr. and Eva Andrews Gephart. Survivors include loving wife of 63 years, Noelle Caspar Gephart; sons, Harry and wife Karen Gephart, Bill and wife Debbie Gephart; grandchildren, Cory, Michelle, Kristin, Holly and Casey; 1 great grandson, Connor, who was the light of his life ; sister, Mary Katherine Kebbel; nephew, Jimmy; nieces, Pamela and Debbie. The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 8th from 6-8 PM at Berry Highland South Funeral Home, 9010 E. Simpson Road, Knoxville, TN 37920. Funeral services will follow with Pastor Gregg Wolfe officiating. Family and friends will meet at the TN State Veterans Cemetery’s chapel, 2200 East Governor John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920 on Friday, November 9th at 1:45 for a 2:00PM interment service with full military honors. Condolences may be offered to the family at


  • Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, November 9, 2018

James Gephart Jr.

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Vanessa Winebrenner

November 8, 2018

Sending love and hugs to your family. Rest in Peace, Great Uncle Jim. ~Vanessa Winebrenner

Francoise Hresan (Winebrenner)

November 6, 2018

It's was a long while ago, but I remember when he and one of his deputies came to Virginia to pick up a convict to bring to Florida. It was so cool to see him in his squad car. The funniest thing about it was, that they picked up either some kind of beer or something, that they could not get in Florida. Always wondered if that was okay! You will be missed by so many. Rest in peace Uncle Jim.❤️ Praying for the family.🙏✝️