Charles James "Chuck" Epps

December 14, 1945 - March 7, 2015
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Charles James ‘Chuck’ Epps, age 69 of Wapakoneta and formerly of Cridersville, died at 4:10 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born December 14, 1945 in Bellefontaine, Ohio; the son of the late Forrest and Betty Dean Ford Epps. On December 30, 1967, he married Karen Muzleski, who survives in Wapakoneta.

Mr. Epps worked over 43 years with Century Link Telephone Company. He formerly attended St. John’s Catholic Church and then attended St. Charles Catholic Church. He was a 1965 graduate of Perry High School. He was a U. S. Army Veteran serving in Vietnam for 13 months and a member of the American Legion #96 of Lima. He enjoyed old cars, working or cars, attending car and gun shows, and was an avid gun collector. He loved his family and attending the grandchildren’s sport activities.

He is survived by his three children – Sheila (Rick)Haas of Shwnee; Todd (Krista) Epps of Fairfax, Virginia; Julie (Rusty) Allen of Wapakoneta; 6 grandchildren – Delaney Haas, Molly Haas, Addalyn Allen, Crew Allen, Aly Epps, and Belle Epps; five siblings – Bill (Linda) Epps of Lima; Albert (Carol) Epps of Spencerville; Kathy (Doyle) Elkins of Kalida; Gregg Epps of Dayton; Barry Epps of Celina.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 12 at St. Charles Catholic Church. Father Steve Blum will officiate. Burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery, where military rites will be observed by V.F.W. Post 1275 of Lima.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. A wake will begin at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Lung Transplant Program.

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Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015

Time: 11:00 am

St. Charles Catholic Church


2200 West Elm Street, Lima, OH, 45804

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Time: 8:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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