Epperson, Dennis J.


Dennis J. Epperson, 73 of New Castle, passed away peacefully with Heaven calling him home. Dennis was a soft-spoken man with a generous heart and a love for his family. A lot was lost in one day, a great person, a husband, a dad, Pawpaw, and “DenDen,” a proud veteran and a true friend. He will be greatly missed, but remains in our hearts forever.

He was preceded in death by his loving family, parents, Gaffney and Edith Epperson; father and mother-in-law, Henry and Lucille Parsons; brother-in-law, Phillip Burdette; and granddaughter, Bridgett Oliver.

He is survived by loving wife, Sharon Oliver of 43 years; daughters, Leslie Kotheimer and Jennifer Recchia; step-son, B.J. Oliver (Teresa); brother Stanley Epperson (Linda); and sister Linda Burdette; grandchildren, Sam Huffman, Chelsea Bradford, John Kotheimer, Maddy Oliver, Grant Oliver, and Dylan Recchia; great-grandson, Wyatt Huffman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services, officiated by Pastor Sheldon Cosma, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 4, at Paitsel Funeral Home. Interment followed at Huffman Memorial Park with Military Rites performed by VFW Post #4491. The family received friends from 12 to 2:00 p.m. on January 4. Arrangements by Paitsel Funeral Home. www.paitselfh.com