Samuel Wilbur Epps
Sunset: September 6, 2022
Samuel Wilbur Epps, lovingly known as “Wilbur,” peacefully passed away at his
home on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, after a long illness. He was born to Wilbur and Luvenia Fulmore Epps on May 30, 1952 in Lake City, SC. He was educated in Florence County School District Three. He was married in 1976 and two children were produced from that union, a son Shanivan I. Epps and a daughter Shantai’ L. Epps. Additionally he has another daughter LaShonda J. Bruno-Epps.
Wilbur had a contagious sense of humor that always made people laugh. Therefore, he acquired many friends throughout his life.
Wilbur had an extensive work history which included: working at Ragsdale Charcoal Plant in Lake City, SC, doing construction work in Florida, working for Wellman Industries in Johnsonville, SC for many years, which he retired from and
working for The City of Lake City in the Public Works Department, which he also retired from once his health started to fail, and also worked for Graham and Godwin Funeral Home of Lake City, SC.
Wilbur loved his church, Mount Beulah United Methodist Church, during which
time he served as an usher and as President of the United Methodist Men, and also sung on the Male Chorus. He also was a member of St. Joseph Lodge #450 and The Order of the Eastern Star Willing Workers Chapter #330.
He is survived by his mother, Luvenia Fulmore Epps of the home, one son, Shanivan I. (Doretha) Epps of Chesterfield, SC, two daughters, Shantai’ Epps of Lake City, SC, and LaShonda J. Bruno-Epps of Miami, FL, one brother Jeffrey (Hazel) Speights of Lake City, SC, three sisters, Millie May of New Jersey, Levenia Epps of the home, and Diane Singletary (Fred) of Effingham, SC. Other family members are: Eight grandchildren, Quante Epps, Destiny Stipp, Shawn Epps, Jr., Jordin Epps, Brandon Lewis, Kiara Romer, Joshua Romer, and Julian Romer, one great grandson, Josiah Romer and one aunt, Dorothy Fulmore of Florence, SC, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, other acquaintances, and one special fishing buddy, Charles Godwin.
He was preceded in death by his father Wilbur Epps, brother Johnnie Epps, sister Rosa Pearl Epps, and special nephew, PFC Jerrold Epps.