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John Epps Jr., 73, Of Norwalk

John Epps Jr.
John Epps Jr. Photo Credit: Deborah Burnley

NORWALK, Conn. -- John Ballard Epps, Jr., a Norwalk resident, died on Friday, Jan. 1. He was 73.

Epps was born on March 24, 1942, in Whitmere, S.C.,, to Marie McMorris Epps and  John Ballard Epps, Sr. 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Genovese Trucking Company after numerous years of service. 

Epps is survived by his mother, Marie McMorris Epps; three brothers, John Howard Epps, Thomas Edward Epps (Girlie) and Jackie Robinson Epps (Connie); two sisters, Yvonne Wright (Willie) and Fannie Epps-Hopkins; and two goddaughters, Angela M. Wright and Leeza Smith. 

Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, at Downer Funeral Home followed by a service of remembrance at 11 a.m. at Bethel AME Church, 150 Fairfield Ave., Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien. 

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