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  • Thank you all who served.

    David Patrick Epps  my brother. He was with us until 1990. David was in the Coast Guard.

    My father William Thomas Epps and Samuel Huey Epps. Served in the US Army. William died 1976 and Uncle Sammy died 1994.

    Gary’s father Jack Keith Wheeler served 20 years in the Navy and his brother Patrick Wheeler served in the US Marines. Jack died 2003 and Patrick died 1990 in an accident when his Harrier caught fire and he ejected and the parachute did not open.

    We miss all our military family members. Thank you for your service.

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  • My Brother David, The Keeper Of The Clock.Posted on June 21, 2011 by chris

    I carry on all kinds of things here and on Facebook, and a lot is fun and some is serious. This story about what I am going to tell you is the truth.

    My brother David was stationed in the Coast Guard in Florida. Chatahoochee, FL to be exact. He met his wife and married. He saw these clocks and started them . I wanted one really bad. I was doing ceramics at that time and we agreed to swap a clock for some Masonic coffee cups. That was ok by me.

    David made me this clock I want to say in the early 80?s to middle 80?s. He then with his wife moved to Nags Head, NC and then on to Hawaii with his wife and two little girls where he passed away on a ship January 1990.

    DAVID IS KEEPING THIS CLOCK RUNNING. We forget about the batteries in the clock. Reason being they rarely run down. Now if you have a clock running on batteries don’t you think at least once a year you will have to change it? I think it is two AA batteries that it requires. I won’t dare touch it until I have to. Gary and I can’t remember the last time we have changed them. It is heavy and difficult to hang back up on the wall so I know both would remember because it takes both of us to do it.

    I would say since I have had the clock in the middle 80?s I may have changed the batteries three times. I don’t care if the hands get bent, scuffed up or what I am not making one change to David’s clock. He is taking care of it for me.

    I have said the next time I have to change them out I am going to record it somewhere just to see how many years before we do it again. I know it has to have been at least 6 years since we changed it or maybe longer.

    Thank you David for being the keeper of my clock and keeping it running. It is one of the favorite things I have in our home. Knowing you made it and taking care of it means everything.

    NOW tomorrow if the clock quits working. NO ONE WILL EVER BELIEVE IT when I post it.

    David Patrick Epps. Your brother Tommy, Sisters, Chris and Karen have a heavy place in our hearts for you. We sure miss you “Egg”!!! I know Guilda and the girls do also.

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    October 6, 1989.  David Patrick Epps, Guilda Roberts Epps, LeAnna Epps and Sarah Epps.  He was stationed in Hawaii. On January 25, 1990 David passed away. David was the son of William Thomas Epps, Sr and Retha Dean Fitzpatrick Epps. Grandson of Samuel Huey Epps, Sr and Hannah Carroll Vanzant Epps and Roy Fitzpatrick and Sadie Mae Taylor Fitzpatrick.

    We love and miss “Egg.”

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