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Jim Epperson, Longtime Oklahoma Funeral Director, Dies at 76

Jim Epperson, 76, the former owner of Jim Epperson Funeral Service in Coalgate, Oklahoma, died on July 19.

Epperson graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1961 and operated his funeral home for more than 25 years. He was a licensed embalmer and funeral director for more than 50 years.

Epperson is survived by his wife of 57 years, Wanda; son Bob Epperson of Owasso, Oklahoma; daughter Christy Race and husband Pete of Durant, Oklahoma; sister Cindy Burk and husband John of Atoka, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service was held July 22 at First Baptist Church Coalgate. Interment was in Coalgate Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction Gary Kelley’s Add’Vantage Funeral Service of Tulsa, Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home of Durant, and Criswell Funeral Home of Ada, Oklahoma.

Jim Epperson obituary


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