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David Thomas Epperly

DAVID THOMAS EPPERLY “TOMMY”, 68, of Cascade Drive in Pembroke, departed this life Thursday evening, January 5, 2017 at his home in the loving care of his family after a short but hard-fought battle with cancer. Born on March 30, 1948 in Pearisburg, he was a son of the late Lois Stevers Eppling and Bernard Edward Epperly “Peel”. He was a veteran of the U S Navy, Viet Nam Era, and was retired as a mine supervisor at Nation Gypsum and later Chemical Lime at Kimballton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his step-father Frank Eppling, his daughter Tammy Jeanette Epperly, his sisters Bonnie Anderson, Connie Fisher, Melisa Jane Epperly and his step-mother Jane Jones Epperly.

He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter and son-in-law Shelly and James DiRico of Doe Creek Pembroke; his grandchildren Chelsey Marie DiRico, Glen Thomas DiRico, Robert, Fox, Logan Fox, Kayleigh Cook, Madison Cook, Alissa Bishop; his sisters and brothers-in-law Merinda and Jeff Williams of Pembroke, Charlotte and Mike Epperley of Blacksburg; his brothers Bernard Epperly Jr., Monnie Eppling, Ricky Eppling, Terry Jones and Timmy Jones; his doggie and good friend “Patches”, and he was a special uncle to several beloved nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be conducted Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 11:30 am in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the services. A graveside military service will follow at the Fillinger Cemetery at Pembroke. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.


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