JOHN M. EPLING - Looneyville

John Mason Epling, 91, of Spencer, WV died July 27, 2002, at home. He was born Jan. 22, 1911, in Looneyville, WV, a son of the late John W. and Anna Starcher Epling. He was a former truck driver for Roadway and retired as a dispatcher for Bekins Movers. He was a security guard later in life in Florida and attended the Epling Chapel Church.

He is survived by one sister, Anna Faith Miller West of Spencer; his caregiver, a niece, Rose Epling of Reedy, WV.; several step-children; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene Leona Smith Epling; his second wife, Minnie Lemaster Epling; two brothers, Efford and Esten Epling; and several half-brothers and sisters.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2002, at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, the Rev. Leon Strickland and Mr. Epling's nephews, the Rev. Smith Epling and the Rev. Stanley Epling, officiating. Burial in the Epling Chapel Cemetery. Visitation for two hours prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Epling Chapel Cemetery, c/o Mildred Miller, 409 Poca Rd., Looneyville, WV 25259.