John Epple, December 25, 1926 — April 25, 2012, of Columbia

Thursday, May 3, 2012 | 1:27 p.m. CDT

John (Jerry) Albert Epple, Jr. passed from this earthly life on May 1, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Epple was born to John Albert Epple and Elizabeth King Epple on December 25th, 1926, in Fayette, Mo. The family moved to Columbia in 1927 where he attended Lee Elementary School, Hickman High School, and the University of Missouri. It was there that he met his wife, the former Jeanne Vinyard. They were united in marriage in 1950. The Epples spent most of their lives in Columbia.