Wilburn “Bill” Lewis Epps, 88, of Cartersville, GA, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 22, 2020. Wilburn was born in Gordon County, GA, to the late Will and Ollie (Pye) Epps.
Wilburn served three years in the United States Army as Sergeant First Class during the Korean War being awarded the Korean Service Medal Award with the Bronze Star, The United Nations Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Army of Occupation Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He retired from Chemical Products in 1993 after 39 years of service.
Wilburn was an active member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, The Men’s Sunday School Class, and the Pioneers. He willingly served his church in any way possible. Wilburn was a member of the Benevolent Committee and Food Pantry. He also served as church custodian, usher and greeter. Wilburn was responsible for the inspiring messages on the church’s sign for many years. Wilburn enjoyed gardening and reading as evidenced by his book collection. Wilburn was always willing to share his health tips, tidbits of wisdom, and a hug.
Wilburn is preceded in death by his parents, and sisters; Lois Lee, Clara Mae Day, and Addie Pinson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Barbara Holland Hill Epps, sons; Robby (Kim) Epps, of Cartersville, and Jeff (Dana) Hill of Cartersville, and daughter, Janne (Mike) Gravel of Kennesaw, grandchildren; Austin (Chesley) Epps, Kelsey (Parker) Clonch, Kristin Epps, Branden Davis, Adam Davis, Brittany Hill, and Nicholas Hill, great grandchildren; Hunter Davis, and Adalie Davis, brother, Marvin (Grace) Epps, brother-in-law; Roger Holland, Several nieces, nephews, and his constant companion, Rambo the cat also survives to cherish Wilburn’s memory.
A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Sunset Memory Gardens with the Rev. Clinton Green officiating. The graveside service is limited to the immediate family due to the current Coronavirus restrictions. A celebration of Wilburn’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 1476, Cartersville, GA, 30120.
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to sign the on-line register. Owen Funeral Home 12 Collins Dr Cartersville, GA has charge of the arrangements.