Saturday, September 15, 2001
Hubert B. "Bill" Epps died Sept. 4, 2001. He was 85.
He was born June 16, 1916, in Tishomingo, Miss. to Virgil L. and Estell (Fredrick) Epps. He grew up in Plant City, Fla. Bill entered the U.S. Air Force and on Dec. 21, 1948, he married Daisy J. Temple at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska. They lived in various places during his 28.5 years of service. He retired from the Air Force in 1969. Since retiring they lived in Craig and since 1977, in Hayden.
Bill enjoyed woodworking, refinishing furniture, fishing, reading, photography and going south for the winter months. He was also a rockhound.
He is survived by his wife, Daisy Epps of Hayden; a daughter, Marsha Fisher and husband Marlin of Marshall, Texas; three grandchildren, Jennifer and Keith Marshall, both students at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas and Emily Fisher of Marshall, Texas; a sister, Verlie Brune of Wakeman, Ohio; a brother, Grant Epps of Plant City, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Herman and a sister, Betty.
A service was at 2 p.m. Sept. 8, 2001, at the Hayden Congregational Church. Beth Purdum officiated. Internment was at the Hayden Cemetery. A graveside service was provided by the American Legion Post. Memorials in Bill's name can be made to the Hayden Library or the American Cancer Society in care of Grant Mortuary.