NOVEMBER 8, 1942 ~ MARCH 1, 2019
Carole (Joy Carolyn Smith) Epperson 76 yrs old, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019, at Murray Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born in Hollis, OK and raised in Dodson, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Frank and Gertie Lynn (Grimes) Smith of Dodson, and later of Childress, TX., and great granddaughter Isabella Epperson. Carole was previously a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ in Tunnel Hill for many years, and later a member of Chatsworth Church of Christ.
Carole is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 58 years, Frank Richard Epperson of Chatsworth. Son and daughter in law, Frank Richard (Ricky) Epperson, JR and Carrie Epperson of Auburn, WA, daughter and daughter in law, Kathy Epperson and Carol Payne of Manassas, VA, daughter and son in law Kristy and Sam Satterfield of Chatsworth, GA. Her adoring grandchildren Frank Richard Epperson III and Tara, Christopher Allen Epperson, Chase Michael Epperson and Cori, of Anchorage, AK, and Jonathan James Epperson of Wichita Falls, TX, Cory Andrew Satterfield and fiancée Jocelyn Blair and Shelby Lynn Satterfield and fiancé Gage Mosteller of Chatsworth, GA, Megan, Allison and Alex Capps of Anchorage, AK. Great Grandchildren Kira Lynn, Liam, Quillan Epperson, Killian and Violet Epperson, ZOE, Zachary, Ethan, Ryan Epperson, Jaxson Cody Epperson. Sister and brother in law, Delores and Billy Bearden, and Mary Stout all of Dalton. Several nieces, nephews and cousins from Texas and Georgia. Special “sister” and cousin, Susan (Smith) Hamburger of Albuquerque, NM. Best friend Mary (Lemmons) Davidson of Amarillo, TX.
Carole graduated from Dodson H.S. in 1960 as Valedictorian. While attending Amarillo Business College, she met the love of her life, Airman First Class Frank R. Epperson of Dalton, GA stationed at Amarillo Air Station. She was an honored United States Air Force spouse for 22 years, taking her to many places stationed around the United States, and the world, living in Texas, California, Topeka, Kansas ,Zaragoza, Spain and Tucson, AZ, while later living in Saudi Arabia, while Frank was employed by Lockheed Martin Corporation International. Carol enjoyed watching her family participating in sports, visiting family, cooking, her dog Lexi, and attending church. She loved the Atlanta Braves and UGA football games.
Frank and Carole married and devoted themselves to their children, families and our Lord for 58 years together. Her bright smile and personality touched the lives of all she came in contact with.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday, March 6th at 11am in the Chapel of Shawn Chapman Funeral Home with Rod Tate officiating. Interment will follow in the Murray Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday 6 till 9 pm.
Arrangements made with integrity by Shawn Chapman Funeral Home and Crematory. www.shawnchapmanfh.com