Charles Edward Epperson passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 with his family by his side. Charles was born April 23, 1938 in Live Oak, California the son of the late George W. Epperson and Sarah A. Epperson.
Charles attended grammar school in Live Oak where he was the yoyo champion. He then moved on to Live Oak High School where he became the star running back for the Live Oak Lions and held many records.
Charles married Roberta A Pierce-Cochran in 1957 and welcomed their first son, Charles E. Epperson Jr. in 1958, followed by son Jeffrey S. Epperson in 1962, and third son Bruce G. Epperson in 1967. Charles and Roberta moved to Chico, California in 1968 and soon after welcomed daughter Brenda L. Epperson in 1969.
Charles would later marry his best friend and love of his life, Susan Kay Epperson on September 8, 1978 and spent the next 40 years by each other's side. They lived in Forest Ranch, California and went on countless adventures together.
Charles loved nothing more in life than his family, hunting, fishing and his home. He was the patriarch of his family that consisted of four children and their spouses, 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren, with another on the way. Every child, grandchild and great-grandchild held a special place in his heart and was the twinkle in his eye.
Charles worked for over thirty-five years in the produce industry and his sons would follow in their father's footprints.
Charles enjoyed sharing his knowledge and skills of hunting and fishing with anyone who was interested. He had countless trophies and collections from his hunting and fishing expeditions. Family gatherings were held often and were spent at his property that was immaculately maintained by him. A log cabin, pond, rope swing and many other outdoor activities could be enjoyed on the property. The nature among the property provided a peaceful and serenity environment where people could come and feel love. Charles home was everyone's home and all who entered were welcomed and loved.
A viewing will be held Friday, September 29, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Newton-Bracewell Funeral Home. 680 Camellia Way, Chico, California 95926. A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Glen Oaks Memorial Park 11115 Midway, Chico California 95928. A Celebration of Life will follow at his home located at 4969 Summer Place Drive, Forest Ranch, California 95942. To share your thoughts and memories, visit his obituary page at NewtonBracewell.com.