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James Riley Epperly, Jr

James Riley Epperly, Jr. passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021 at the age of 78. He was a native of Welsh, LA and a resident of LaPlace, LA.

James proudly served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He retired from Entergy in Valero after 30 plus years. James was the Past Grandmaster of the St. Charles Lodge #445, as well as a member of the Shriners. In his free time he would ride his motorcycle throughout Louisiana.

Beloved husband of 56 years to Mary Epperly. Father to Dennis (Chantelle) Epperly, Russell (Wendy) Epperly, Todd Epperly and Thomas (Cherakee) Epperly. Grandfather to Rusty, Kevin, T.J., Dustin, Breanna, Alysa, Layken, and Bailey Epperly, Lauren( Coker) Moeller and Trinity Mince. Great-Grandfather to Wylie and Charlie Moeller. Brother of John (Carolyn) Epperly and Richard (Judy) Epperly.

Preceded in death by his parents, James Riley Epperly and Hattie Mae Pickett.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Visitation and Funeral Service at First Baptist Church, 120 Ormond Blvd, Laplace, LA on Friday, March 19, 2021. Visitation at the church from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 4:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in Oaklawn Cemetery, 501 Beaufort St., Welsh, LA.

Arrangements by Millet-Guidry Funeral Home. Please consider sharing your thoughts, favorite memory or condolences at www.milletguidry.com.