Carl Eppers, age 67, died Monday, September 14, 2020, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. There will be a committal graveside service held in Santa Anna Cemetery with his son-in-law, Steven Miller, officiating. There will be a gathering held in Roswell hosted by his mother and a memorial service at the Lazbuddie Church of Christ, a congregation that he loved so much. Arrangements are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home, Coleman.
Carl was born on September 16, 1952 in Las Cruces, NM, a son of Alice Long Eppers and the late Bud Eppers. He grew up in Roswell, NM, where he attended school and the New Mexico Military Institute. He proudly served his country in the United States Army for eight years where he was stationed at Fort Hood, Fort Knox and in Germany and received an Honorary Discharge. Carl lived in Gail and Lubbock where he was a rancher, ranch manager and a truck driver. On June 27, 2005 he married Kathy (Goen) Turner in Elida, NM. Following their marriage, they lived in San Angelo for a while and then moved to Muleshoe where they lived for 13 years. They had recently moved to Santa Anna.
While living in Muleshoe, he was a member of the Lazbuddie Church of Christ. Carl was an outspoken, unapologetic Conservative and he never missed an opportunity to tell people about Jesus. His motto was “America Bless God.” He also enjoyed roping and was a member of the National Team Roping Association and well as the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed writing poetry.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Eppers of Santa Anna; his mother, Alice Eppers of Roswell, NM; three daughters, Delane Abbott and husband Craig of Strawn, Jeri Richardson of Stephenville and LaDon Wynn of Kingsland; three children that he inherited when he married Kathy; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas Eppers of Lubbock, Robert Eppers and wife Jackie of Las Vegas, Nevada; one sister, Cathy Crossly and husband Pat of Roswell, NM.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bud Eppers.
If you would like to make a memorial donation, it would please Carl if you made it to any conservative organization.
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