SOUTH PARIS — Emerson F. Jepson Sr., 87, died Sunday, April 9, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris. He was cremated and a graveside memorial service will be held for family and friends at a later date.
Emerson was born in Auburn on April 15, 1929, the son of William and Geneva (Phinney) Jepson.
He attended local schools in Carthage and Farmington. He married Genese E. Kennedy on Dec. 17, 1949. They divorced after 27 years of marriage and had five children.
In his later years, he enjoyed living at the Maine Veterans’ Home and spending time with his friend, Christine, and her dog, McKeena. He served in the Army during the Korean War and received the national defense service medal. He worked most of his life in various paper mills and was a greeter at Wal-Mart.
Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca and husband, Walter Werner, of Kingsley, Iowa; and a son, Walter, of Scarborough; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harlan, and wife, Pauline, of Wilton; and several nieces and nephews.
Emerson was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Emerson Jr., Brice and Brian Sr.; sisters, Georgia and husband, Raymond Berry Sr., Louise and husband, Edgar Gallant, and Dorcus; brothers, Luther and Charles and wife, Beatrice.
Emerson F. Jepson Sr.