In Memory

Sam (Sammy Wayne) Jepson

Sam (Sammy Wayne) Jepson

Sammy Wayne Jepson died March 5, 2004, in Silver Springs, NV, where he lived for the last 17 years. He was born Feb. 11, 1939, in Long Beach, Calif., to Horace and Oconeta Whitacre Jepson.

He graduated from high school in Las Vegas and attended two years of college.  He married Marjorie Jordan on Oct. 2, 1969, in Reno.

Before moving to Silver Springs, he lived in Sparks after growing up in Las Vegas.

Mr. Jepson was a career military man retiring after 22 years of service in the U.S. Army and serving two tours in Vietnam. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Among his survivors are his wife of Silver Springs; children Marks Ryan of Charlotte, N.C., Freddie Jepson of Las Vegas, Sammy W. Jepson Jr. and Norman Jepson, both of Colorado and Patrick Derrick of Las Vegas; sister, Karan Vestal of St. George, Utah; and five grandchildren.