Herman Lewis Epperson

November 5, 1935August 23, 2012

Herman Lewis Epperson, 76, of Rustburg, died Thursday, August 23, 2012, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Jean Ann Burks Epperson. Born November 5, 1935, in Gladys, he was the son of the late Leslie Eugene and Stella Clay Epperson.

He was owner/operator of Epperson’s Upholstery with a great reputation for his meticulous work. He took pride in his work. Customers came from near and far to have him reupholster their furniture. He was very instrumental in securing the land and supporting the development of Clearview Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, usher, former Sunday School teacher and charter member. He loved his weekly visitation where he shared his faith and love of God with others. His smile and quick wit will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We have suffered a great loss in his untimely death. If you did not know him as a person you have missed out on a fantastic character. He never met a stranger and had special fun nicknames for many of his family and friends. He was also proud to have served in the U.S. Air Force as an airplane mechanic. He was a great man that led by example and never expected anything in return for his many acts of kindness. His tolerance and dedication should be a lesson to us all.

In addition to his parents, Herman was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Reynolds and two brothers, William (Bill) Epperson and Herbert Epperson.

In addition to his wife, Herman is survived by three daughters, Sandra Epperson Garrett, Linda Kay Epperson and Pam Epperson Coles and her husband Reggie, all of Rustburg; one son, Kevin Lewis Epperson of Buckingham; four brothers, James Epperson and his wife Janie of Lynchburg, Norman (Buck) Epperson and his wife Linda of Danville, Walter Epperson and his wife Gail of Ruther Glen and Morgan (Pete) Epperson of Gladys; two sisters, Judy Cook and her husband Carroll of Lynchburg and Evelyn Cook and her husband Glenn of Seneca, SC; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, close friends and family.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 28, at Clearview Baptist Church with Dr. Wayne Green and the Rev. Terry Cook officiating. Interment will follow at the Clearview Baptist Church Cemetery where the Seymour Johnson Air Force Honor Guard will present Military Honors. The family will receive friends, 6-8 p.m., Monday, August 27, at Clearview Baptist Church and at other times at the residence.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Widow’s Fund of Clearview Baptist Church or the Clearview Christian School.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 28, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, August 27, 2012

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August 28, 2012

The Dorcas Ministry of Thomas Terrace Baptist Church wishes to express our sympathy to you and your family. We are remembering you in our prayers. Please contact us if we can be of help during this difficult time. Loved ones may leave you, but memories never will.

Margaret Grunwell

August 28, 2012

My condolences to the whole family, I only met Mr. Epperson a few times but found him to be a nice man.

Robin Gaines

August 28, 2012

Thoughts & Prayers

Donna Reichard

August 28, 2012

Sandra, I am sorry for your loss ... little (and big) girls have a special bond with their dads. My prayers are with you.

August 28, 2012

Sorry to hear of your loss. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Paula & Donald Drinkard

Emily Jones

August 27, 2012

Mr. Epperson was a good man. He always wore his contagious smile and was very upbeat even though he had ailments that were beginning to get him down. He covered many pieces of furniture over the years for me and other family members. He never knew a stranger. He will be greatly missed by our community.

Sharon Mills Speas

August 27, 2012

Precious Epperson family - I am so very sorry for your loss. Though it is great, know that you will once again be reunited with your awesome father in Heaven while worshipping Jesus! Love & Prayers, Sharon Mills Speas & family


August 27, 2012


August 27, 2012

Pam,Iam so sorry for the loss of your Dad.Idon` t rember your other sisters.But if they are both like you your parents did a fine job,Your dad was a fine man and your MOM to.and he did good work. if there is anything I can do foryou or your family please let me know.HE IS WITH THE REST OF HIS FAMILY NOW AND ONE DAY YAL WILL SEE EACH OTHER AGINE darrell booth

Christy &Porky Campbell

August 27, 2012

Our prayers are with your family. So sorry for your loss.