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Billy Joe Eppler

Texas, USA
Death 9 Nov 1946 (aged 19)
Coahoma, Howard County, Texas, USA
Burial Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, USA
Plot 01-057-003
Memorial ID 62715782 · View Source
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The following article was published in the Big Spring Daily Herald on Tuesday, November 12, 1946:

Eppler Service
Set Wednesday

Funeral for Billy Joe Eppler, 19, 701 E. 4th street, victim of a car-train crash at Coahoma Saturday night, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the East Fourth Baptist church.
J. T. Ervin, who sustained severe lacerations about the head and throat, was convalescing at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Toler. He was removed Monday from the Big Spring hospital, where he was rushed following the crash. Johnny Hooper escaped with cuts and abrasions, and James Eppler, brother of Billy Joe, and June Stamps, Coahoma, and Sue Wise, R-Bar, escaped with-out serious injuries.
According to reports, the car was southbound when it struck the side of a freight train which had pulled into Coahoma and stopped at the depot crossing.
Billy Joe had been working for the Big Spring Optical company since his discharge from the Navy.
Services will be in charge of the Rev. James R. Clark, East Fourth pastor, assisted by Owen B. Oslin, cousin of young Eppler. Burial will be in the city cemetery with Eberley Funeral home in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Eppler, a brother, James Eppler; a sister, Martha Joy Eppler; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George LaVelle, Roswell, N.M., and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bertie Eppler, Coleman. Uncle and aunts to be here for rites are Paul LaVelle, and Mrs. Ruby Hopkins, Amarillo, Joe LaVelle, Covington, Ohio, Emily Eppler, Leachem, Ore., Bill Eppler and Mrs. Geneva Nevins, Redlands, Calif., Cecil Eppler, Vernon, Mrs. Russell Beavers, Del Rio, Mrs. Sally Purcell, Middleboro, Mass. Mrs. John Thompson, an aunt of Venezuela, S.A., will be unable to attend.
Pallbearers will be C. A. Tonn, Billy Carlisle, Bob Carlisle, Joy Sneed, Raymond Hale, Harry Weeg, Jr., Clifford Porch and Harvey Winn. Railroad men will be considered honorary pallbearers.




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  • Added: 8 Dec 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Billy Joe Eppler (26 Aug 1927–9 Nov 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62715782, citing Mount Olive Cemetery, Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Alan Deel (contributor 46590424) .