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Bobby Gene "Bob" Epperson, 91, of Hull, Illinois, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Saturday (July 6, 2019) at his home.
Born October 2, 1927 in Hannibal, Missouri, Bob was the son of Charles Lee and Mary Etna Quinlin Epperson. He married Marjorie M. Erke on October 24, 1948 in the Hull Methodist Church. She survives.
Bob was a member of the Payson United Methodist Church and a 65 year member of the Hull Lions Club where he served as Secretary for 25 years. An avid sportsman, Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing and keeping his 1951 International Super M tractor which he purchased in 1953 in running condition. He was a devoted family man and loved the time he shared with his family.
Mr. Epperson farmed on his family farm all of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; three sons, Michael Epperson (Vicki), Gary Epperson and Steven Epperson (Joni) all of Payson; two daughters, Judy Davidson (Marvin) of Mendon and Kathy Frye (Gary) of Hull; sixteen grandchildren, Charles (Carol), Shawn, Brian (Beth), Brandon (Kari), Brent (Erica), Haley (Jonathan), Chase, Carley, Gerad, Cassie, Ashley, Jamie (Shane), Jordan (Andrew), Landon (Melissa), Carter (Ashley) and Riley; twenty four great grandchildren, Zackery, Ethan, Jordan, Joshua, Megan, Mackenzie, Carson, Corbin, Kylin, Kennedy, Cohen, Kaylin, Niah, Esther, Ella, Cadence, Grady, Courtney, Case, Brevohn, Ashton, Lily, Hadley Jo and Drew; a great great grandchild, Nova Rae; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Epperson was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Kenneth, Clarence, J.W., Raymond and Richard; and three sisters, Effie, Marguerite and Dorothy.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning (July 13, 2019) at 10:00 in the Payson United Methodist Church with Pastor Annelle Ruemmler officiating. Burial will be in the Payson New Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Payson United Methodist Church and Saturday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at the Payson United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Payson United Methodist Church or Blessing Hospice