OBITUARY

James Leslie Epperson

May 2, 1930January 16, 2021
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James Leslie Epperson, 90, of Lynchburg passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Janie Epperson for 63 years.

Born May 2, 1930 in Gladys, Virginia he was a son of the late Leslie Epperson and Stelia Epperson. He retired from Lynchburg City School’s maintenance’s division, was a member of Campbell Ave. Baptist Church, and he was a devoted man of God.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Lisa Paxton and her husband Steve of Lynchburg and Ron Epperson and his wife Jennifer of San Marcos,Texas; two sisters, Judy Cook and her husband Carrol of Lynchburg and Evelyn Cook and her husband Glenn of Seneca, SC; two brothers, Norman Epperson of Altavista and Morgan Epperson of Hurt; five grandchildren, Brandon Vest, Courtney Vest, Justin Vest, Kristine Epperson and Erin Epperson; four great-grandchildren, Gracie Vest, Cyrus Wiggin, Hazel Wiggin, and Ivy Epperson.

A funeral service will be conducted 11:00 am Friday, January 22, 2021 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with Pastor John Pickett and Pastor Ron Nickell, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park. James will be available for viewing from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittentimberlake.com.

Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brandon Vest, Active Pallbearer
  • Steve Paxton , Active Pallbearer
  • Carroll Cook, Active Pallbearer
  • Tim Cook , Active Pallbearer
  • Paul Waugh, Active Pallbearer
  • Bob Phelps, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Open Visitation

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 22, 2021

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Janet Driskill

January 21, 2021

Janie
So sorry Bill and I can not be there family night or the day of funeral. Family appointments got in the way. Bill and I are thinking of you though. You and the family are in our prayers. James was such a wonderful person and may the wonderful memories help you through the tough times.
God Bless.
Bill, Janet, and Ramie

Jennifer Epperson

January 21, 2021

I am sending my love and sympathy to you Janie and all the family as we join you from Texas. I am glad we can participate online.
One of my favorite memories of James is his hearty appetite and appreciation for good food. Growing up a country boy in Virginia did not deter him from enjoying Indian food, (which we made for you all when you visited Houston) or Thai food, which we enjoyed in Flagstaff on our way to Boulder Utah for Thanksgiving. ( Although he thought it was a Mexican lunch, which we really tested him about!) No matter, his joy in growing and eating good food was a pleasure we all shared with him, and his appreciation for the cook was well received.

Michelle Pauley

January 21, 2021

Janie and family,
I am so sorry to hear of James's passing. He was a wonderful Godly man. We used to have so much fun at the church softball games. James was quite the pitcher for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hold tight to your faith knowing that one day you will see him again in Heaven. Love and miss you all.
Michelle P. Pauley

Shirley Cofflin

January 21, 2021

Dear Janie and family,
Please accept my heartfelt prayers for you in the loss of your precious husband James. You both have always been a strong Christian influence in my life and I love you very much. I pray that your beautiful memories will comfort you in days to come. We can rejoice in knowing that James is with our Father and we will all see him again. With all my love,
Shirley Cofflin

Diane Nickerson

January 19, 2021

Jamie, I am so sorry to hear about James. Our condolences.

Samantha Spence

January 18, 2021

Janie,
We are so sorry to hear about James. You and your Family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Samantha and Jordan

Sheila Miear

January 18, 2021

Janie and family,
So sorry to hear about James. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God comfort you as only He can.
Love,
Micky and Sheila

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