James Fletcher Epes, 74, of South Pittsburg passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017. He served over 25 years in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran.

James Fletcher Epes, 74, of South Pittsburg passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017. He served over 25 years in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Shade Wooten and Donna Blair Epes.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Leona Kilgore Epes; daughters, Maria (Rich) Lawless, Julie (Hank) King; sister, Donna K. Gordy; brother, Wooten Epes; grandchildren, Gunner Lawless, Hunter Lawless, Blair King and Mary Madeline King.

A memorial service will be held 6 p.m., Monday, March 20 in the Jasper, Tennessee funeral home chapel with Rev. Eugene Kilgore officiating. Military honors will be provided by Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard.

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