George Epperson of Hobbs passed away Wednesday, November 28th at the age of 88. He was born January 5, 1930 to Tom and Lula Epperson in Wapanucka, OK. He graduated high school in 1948 from Bromide, OK. In 1951, he was drafted into the US army and served two years, was transferred to Army Reserve in 1953, then was honorably discharged in 1956. He came to Hobbs shortly after, where he met his loving wife, JoAnn Hirt, of the home. They were married on December 17, 1958 and spent almost 60 years together raising three sons. He was a truck driver with 24-year retirement from Unichem International. He loved to dance, play dominos, watch Texas Rangers baseball and Dallas Cowboys football. He loved to tell jokes and play pranks, especially on his sons. His family was very important to him. He was preceded in death by five brothers, five sisters, and one great grandson. Surviving him are his sons George Epperson Jr. (Tom), wife Mercy, of Ingleside, TX, Wayne Epperson of Lithia Springs, GA, and Carl Epperson of Hobbs, NM, five grandchildren; Cody Epperson of Ozark, MO, Linzy Epperson of Albuquerque, NM, Latasha Epperson of Lithia Springs, GA, Bradley Epperson (Elysa) of Douglasville, GA, Sarah Wiltse (Colby) of Corpus Christi, TX, several nieces and nephews, two sisters-in-law; Irene King of Hobbs, NM, and Glenda Cooper of Midland, TX. Special thanks to Kindred Hospice, Dr. Wagner, Michaels Prescription, Dr. John Kernan, and Pastor La Void Ford.
My prayers are with each of you through this trying time. You are truly family and I love you all!
Christi SandersLas Cruces, NM
I love u Pa! I miss u so much!!!!
LaTasha Eppersonlithia springs, GA
I worked with George and Jack at Unichem in Hobbs. He along with Frank Collins and JR Glenn, guided this guy all the way when it came to short haul driving, in the oilfield.
George was sharp witted and always had that smile!
Rest well my man and know you helped many of us along the way.
Craig WilliamsAztec, NM