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William Roy Epperson
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1886
Champaign County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 1960
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA

William's obituary read: "William R. Epperson, Danville, Father of Route 2 Man Succumbs - William Roy Epperson, age 73, Danville, Illinois, father of James L. Epperson, Covington Route 2, retired car inspector for the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad, died at 11:40 p.m. Sunday, February 14, at his home in Danville, following a three-year illinois.

Born in Sidney, Illinois, July 10, 1886, son of James W. and Nancy I. Joh Epperson, he was interested in turkeys, rabbits and bees. On May 3, 1911, he married the former Lillie Ross in Sidney and they had lived at the same address in Danville for 30 years.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Gay Rice of Danville, a son James L. Epperson of Covington Route 2; two brothers, Edward of St. Joseph and Sy of Sidney, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Dennis of Fort Morgan, Colorado. There are eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son, Vernon, died in January. Also preceding him in death was a brother.

Funeral services were today Wednesday, February 17, at the Edmund E. Dickson Funeral Home in Danville, Illinois. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park." 
 
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 Parents:
  James Winfield Epperson (1852 - 1929)
  Nancy Isabelle Joh Epperson (1853 - 1919)
 
 Spouse:
  Lillian Frances Ross Epperson (1895 - 1970)*
 
 Children:
  Loretta Evelyn Doris Epperson Rice (1914 - 2014)*
  Vernon Wilford Epperson (1915 - 1960)*
  James Lawrence Ellmore Epperson (1919 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anna Mae Epperson Hudson (1881 - 1971)*
  Edward Franklin Epperson (1884 - 1962)*
  William Roy Epperson (1886 - 1960)
  Clarence Cecil Epperson (1893 - 1967)*
  Irvin Albert Epperson (1895 - 1932)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sunset Memorial Park
Danville
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 5, Block 6, Lot 27, Grave 4
 
Created by: Lesa Epperson
Record added: May 12, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7435060
William Roy Epperson
Added by: Lesa Epperson
 
William Roy Epperson
Added by: Lesa Epperson
 
William Roy Epperson
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Honoring my husband's grandfather.
- Lesa Epperson
 Added: Nov. 1, 2008
 
 
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