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David S. Epps, II

David S. Epps

David S. Epps, II

12/12/1957 – 03/12/2017

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the chapel at Williamsburg Funeral Home, with burial in New Market Cemetery, Greeleyville


The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.


Memorials may be made to any charity of your choice.

David Samuel Epps, II, 59, husband of Joyce Hudson Epps, died Sunday, March 12, 2017, after a sudden illness.

Mr. Epps was born December 12, 1957, in Kingstree, a son of the late LeRoy Snider Epps, Jr. and Betty Lou Graves Epps. He was a 1980 graduate of the Citadel, where he was a member of the elite unit, The Summerall Guard. After earning a degree in Civil Engineering, David worked as a civil engineer and contractor with the US Navy. David was a member of Inglesby Masonic Lodge in Greeleyville, an avid hunter, golfer, former skydiver and author of several books, including “Sword Drill”.

Surviving, in addition to his wife Joyce, are: his son, David Samuel Epps, III of N. Charleston; his daughter, Taylor Elizabeth Epps of Mt. Pleasant; his sister, Debbie Epps (David) Ipock of Kingstree; his brother, LeRoy Snider Epps, III of Charleston; grandchildren, Alexis and Carson Holladay of Ninety-Six and Kaylee Rose and Olivia Holladay of Cades; and his wife’s children, Eric (Tina) Holladay of Ninety-Six, Ryan (Suzanne) Holladay of Cades and Angie (Chris) Brown of Lake City.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the chapel at Williamsburg Funeral Home, with burial in New Market Cemetery, Greeleyville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.

     Memorials may be made to any charity of your choice.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

New Market Cemetery

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38 Condolences

  1. Beth DuRant Martins

    Debbie, Roy, Sam & Taylor–I am so sorry to hear about this! Such a shock….David was a wonderful man, father, brother. Please express my condolences to his wife & all family members.

  2. Bun Stubbs

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family ! Arthur Bun Stubbs ’80

  3. Deb Farmer

    Joyce and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers.

  4. Rowland Shuler

    Prayers for your loss

  5. Ralph G. Newton

    GodBless you David and your family.

    I and we were fortunate to have you as a classmate in R Company.

  6. Ed Welch

    There are no words, except for maybe shock, sadness. I remember good times as a kid playing on the Epps farm. Flood of childhood memories about a great guy!! My prayers go out to all the family. So very sorry.

  7. Jim Birch

    Rest in peace and blessings to the family. I remembered him well as a classmate and fellow Summerall Guard.

  8. Tim Smith

    The world was a better place with Dave in it, now a little less so with his passing. Dave, my friend, classmate, be at rest. I miss sharing the skies with you. Tim Smith, ’80

  9. Juanita Crouch

    Debbie, I am so sorry to read of Davids passing. Wish I could be there to give you a big hug. Know that you and the whole family is in my thoughts and prayers. Love you. Aunt Juanita

  10. Juanita Crouch

    Debbie, I’m so sorry to read about Davids passing. My thoughts and prayers to the family. Wish I could be there to give you a hug. Love you ❤️

  11. Steve and Monica Perry

    I knew him all to briefly. He will be missed, we. Want to offer our condolences.

  12. Michael P Westlund Charlie 82

    So long fellow member of The Long Grey Line, enjoyed your book

  13. Kathy Loyd

    You are in my thoughts and prayers Joyce. David was such a wonderful person. May you find strength, peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  14. Phyllis Wright

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. jim and dixie roberts

    Shocked to see this information..heartbroken to hear of his passing. David worked with my husband Jim at the shipyard and also attended church with us at Calvary Lutheran in Charleston for a while. We enjoyed his friendship and witnessed a deepening faith in him during that time. I regret that we lost touch over the years.he spent time with our family which gave us fond memories. Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Our prayers are with you. Jim and Dixie Roberts.. Charleston

  16. Kevin Stewart 1980

    David was a good man and a classmate that I was proud to know. He will be missed by all who knew him…….who had the privilege to be his friend.

  17. Ned Surman

    My thoughts and prayers go out to David and his family. Such a shock. He is with God and in good hands.
    Will never be forgotten….
    Ned Surman
    The Citadel- ’80

  18. Roy and Betsy Hulett, Class of 80

    A great classmate! Will always be remembered! Your family is in our prayers.

  19. Carl Zeigler

    Sorry ro hear of David’s passing. I worked with him at the Shipyard. Our sincere condolences to his family in their hour of grief. Rest in peace David.

  20. Len and Claire

    We are thinking of all of you with much love, and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead.

    Len B. and Claire Hudson Gaskins

  21. Karl Gillette '80

    So sorry to hear of the passing of David. All my condolences to his family. Back during our days at The Citadel I remember him as the life of the party. A great classmate. He will be missed by so many.

  22. Charlotte Roberts

    Dear family of David
    Please accept my deepest condolences
    David was my 1st cousin on the Graves side of the family
    Aunt Betty Lou, his mother, was my father, Charles Graves, sister.
    I wish I could be there for the funeral tomorrow
    Please accept my apologies
    Praying for you all.
    God Rest His Soul.
    Charlotte Graves Roberts

  23. Mal Weatherly

    I haven’t seen David in many years, but our families were close when we were kids and I have many fond memories of that time. I’m truly saddened to hear that he has passed. My sincerest condolences to his wife, to Debbie, to Roy III, and the rest of the family. You will be in our prayers.

  24. Epps Jones

    Debbie and Roy, I was so sorry to learn of David’s passing. I have sone wonderful memories of time spent with him in and around Kingstree. Please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  25. Al Casale

    Sad to hear of such a fine man gone way too soon. Fair winds and following seas

  26. John Burpo 1980

    Rest In Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  27. Michael Alec Kilo '79

    So sorry to hear of the loss of our brother!

  28. Jay Sumner '77

    I only had the privilege to know “Knob” Epps for one year, but my recollections are good ones. Sharp, pretty quiet (maybe not but a good tact as a freshman), and a good guy. I can certainly appreciate the pain all of you are now forced to endure, and hope that the dizziness of current events will soon morph into moments of comfort and solice, knowing how much he is loved and how well he lived. Your family will be in my prayers.

  29. Michael Poterba

    My thoughts and prayers go out to David’s family. Cherish the fond memories, good times and hold them close to you. My sincere condolences. May he look down upon you from above and watch out over his family.
    Michael Poterba
    The Citadel, Class of 80

  30. Bill Cooper

    Prayers for comfort and peace for family and friends.
    – Bill Cooper ’82

  31. Kenneth Palka

    I worked with David at the shipyard and he was the greatest
    He established the computer system for the Public works Engineering Department
    since we both attended The Citadel we spent a lot of time discussing his novel about the Sword Drill
    He was a great engineer and an outstanding person
    I am truly sorry to hear of this passing
    Ken Palka

  32. Rich Catington '80

    Sad news and a terrific classmate–he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to David’s family.

  33. Katrina M. HR-FCSD3

    Please accept our condolences, during this difficult time.

  34. Chris and Lynne Bozeman

    We are so sorry for your loss, he was a room mate of my husband at the Citadel. We lived in Mt. Pleasant for about 10 yrs. I met David when we were living there. He was a good, caring person and a southern gentleman. I am sure he will be mised by many. Our hearts go out to his family, you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely,Chris and Lynne Bozeman

  35. Kevin O'Rourke '80

    So sorry for your loss. David was a classmate and a friend. Prayers for the
    entire Epps family. God bless.

  36. Margaret Player

    I always admired David’s accomplishments, the man he became, and the way he lived everyday with passion. His sudden passing reminds me not to take time for granted. David, you will be missed by so many. God bless his family.

  37. Douglas Scott Streater (Joesph in "Holy City")

    I shot one of my first movies with this man. Great guy a visionary and wizard with filming techniques and equipment development. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

  38. Williams Family

    Condolences to the Epps family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, “heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.” May God bring you comfort and peace.

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