Pastor Billy Eugene "Pop" Epps, 71, of 5944 Mtn. View Road, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 6, 2007.
Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late William and Lois Nations Epps. Mr. Epps was a Minister for 42 years having been the Pastor at Hopewell Baptist Church for the past 20 years.
Surviving is his wife of 53 years, Margie Rogers Epps, six children, Steve, Dale, Deborah, Diane, Brian, and Steven Blair; three brothers, Layton Epps, Carroll Epps, and Wayne Epps; grandchildren, Tabitha, Jordan, Rebecca, Lauren, Kristen, Sara, Michael, Joey, Josh, Samantha, Breanna and Brad; and four great-grandchildren, Elijah, Kalib, Baileigh, and Jason.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Hopewell Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 3:00 Saturday afternoon at the church.
Mr. Epps body will be at The Howze Mortuary Friday afternoon from noon till 5 pm for friends to view.
The family will be at the home of his daughter, Deborah Epps Allen, 2735 Tigerville Road, Travelers Rest.