William Eugene Eppard

September 05, 1932 - March 29, 2017

William Eugene Eppard

September 05, 1932 - March 29, 2017

Obituary

William Eugene (Bill) Eppard, passed away March 29, 2017. He was born to Jesse and Madge Eppard, September 5, 1932 in Altamont, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jesse and Madge Eppard, wife Christine Eppard, sisters Mary Kay Greetan and Dixie Eppard, and brothers JT and Hershel Eppard.

He is survived by his daughter Lennie James of Bend, OR, son Jim Eppard of Belen, NM; brothers Jess Eppard (Judy) of Los Lunas, NM, Robert Eppard (Kaye) of Eucha, OK, Charles Eppard (Mary Lou) of Aztec, NM, Donald Eppard (Debbie) of Anton, TX; sisters Betty Lou Kirkuff of Torrance, CA, and Bonnie Sue Gensen (Jack) of Wilson, WI; and two grandsons and two great grandchildren, and several loving nephews, nieces and friends.

He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1952 – 1955, and retried from the Border Patrol after 20 years of service. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and playing music. After his neck injury, he continued playing music with this church friends. He will be missed by his family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday April 6, 2017 at 1pm at Christ Community Church, 4310 H Street, Blaine, WA. Internment will be at Greenacres Cemetery in Ferndale, WA. The family would like to thank all the friends that provided care and love to Bill during his time of illness.

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: Apr 06, 2017 (No Time)
  • Venue: Christ Community Church
  • Location: 4310 H Street Blaine, WA 98230 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: 360 332-4392

Reception

  • Date & Time: Apr 06, 2017 (No Time)
  • Venue: Greenacres Memorial Park
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: 360-384-3401

Committal Service

  • Date & Time: Apr 06, 2017 (No Time)
  • Venue: Greenacres Memorial Park
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: 360-384-3401

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10 responses to William Eugene Eppard

  1. RIP uncle Bill. Thank you for all the amazing things you taught me. Can someone please tell me why this says my Grandma Kay has passed away and no one told me?

  2. Julie Dunbar says:

    My condolences to the family on the loss of such a lovely man. It was an honour to call him a uncle x RIP dear Uncle Bill x

  3. After travelling a long and dusty trail the dust has finally settled for a wonderful man. Bill has returned to the loving arms of his beloved Christina. I have had the pleasure of knowing Bill through the past years and am proud to say that Bill has always been an inspiration to persevere and live life as it has been dealt to you. Bill has always tackled everyday with a smile and a can do attitude. Bill always impressed me with his ingenuity and his I can do this, no matter the obsticle.To everyone that has had the pleasure of getting to know this gentleman, please remember that he has always thought of all his friends as his inspiration to overcome any hurdle that he has had to overcome.
    Thank you Bill for being such a good influence on so many lives, I will never forget your strength and humour.
    Adios Compadre. RIP

  4. So sorry for your loss. Prayers

  5. Bill has been a part of our of our lives for almost 50 years when we met him at our respective jobs up here in Canada. Both he and Chris became good friends
    and we always enjoyed our get togethers, mainly meeting for dinner at different restaurants
    in and around Ferndale/Bellingham area or up here in our area. We were also pleased to have
    them attend our wedding in 1970.

    We always admired him for his courage after his fall and especially after he lost dear Chris.
    We will miss them both a great deal and it is comforting to know he is with her now.

    It was a privilege indeed to know them both.

    John and Sue Toews
    South Surrey, BC.
    Canada

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