John W. Epting PDF Print E-mail

John Wayne Epting, 78 of Newberry, died Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on November 21, 1940 in Georgetown, he was a son of the late John Drayton and Verdie Harrelson Epting. Mr. Epting was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a graduate of Newberry College and received a master's degree from the University of South Carolina. He was a retired teacher, having taught at Newberry High School and the Newberry County Career Center. He was a member of Silverstreet Lutheran Church where he was a former member of the church council, Sunday School teacher, and the church choir. He was an umpire in Newberry County for a number of years and was a member of the Newberry Roadrunners and an avid Gamecock fan. He enjoyed playing cards, working in his garden, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Amelia Anne “Susie” Pfeiffer Epting; daughters, Stacy (David) Guy of Kinards, Heather (Michael) Berry of Pomaria, and Holly (Ralph) Hill of Irmo; a brother, Edwin Epting of Newberry; grandchildren, Jimmy Berry, John Berry, Riley Guy, Bryce Hill, and Brady Hill. He was predeceased by a sister, Joan Beck.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Silverstreet Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Silverstreet Lutheran Church, 120 Long Street, Silverstreet, SC 29145 or to the Georgia Transplant Foundation, 2201 Macy Drive, Roswell, GA 30076.

Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Berry, Francis Epting, Dan Epting, John Hill, Michael Davis and Troy Floyd.



#28 Emily Crump-Saddler 2019-06-27 14:30
Sending our prayers and condolences on behalf of your loss. We pray that God will continue to strengthen you as you travel the road of healing.
Rita Crump-Saddler and Family
#27 Anne Mullins Hamilto 2019-06-25 14:47
Ms. Susie we are so sorry to hear of Mr. John's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you all peace and comfort in this difficult time. May God wrap His arms around this family and give them strength that they need.
#26 Peggy Longshore 2019-06-25 11:46
Susie & Family, John and I have known each other since the 7th grade when I moved to Silverstreet. We went through school together and sang in the choir for many years. I considered him a true friend and very caring person. May God comfort you and your family in this very difficult time. Remember God's promise that you will be together again. Sending my love, Peggy
#25 Jenny E. Braswell 2019-06-24 22:14
Heather and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Father. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Jenny Epting Braswell
#24 Harriett Rucker 2019-06-24 22:08
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Always enjoyed working with John in the school district.
He was a very dedicated teacher and made a positive impact on the lives of many students. May God's love and peace surround you now and in the days to come. Harriett and John Rucker
#23 Sammie C Graham 2019-06-24 21:08
My deepest sympathy to the family. May love and prayers help you in your time of grief and sorry. God Bless you and give you peace.
#22 Jackie Haltiwanger 2019-06-24 13:03
Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Jackie
#21 Mandy Kunkle linger 2019-06-24 10:26
Sympathy to the family.. So sorry.. I was A former student of his at the Newberry Career Center. He made the classes fun and had a great personality..great teacher..
#20 Karen Lindler Smith 2019-06-24 09:53
May GOD Be With You And Your Family During This Difficult Time! Love, Joey and Karen Lindler Smith
#19 Loretta Carter 2019-06-24 09:02
Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of John Epting. John was my boss at the Vocational Center working under the JTPA Program and he was a man of integrity. May you find comfort in knowing that God care. May precious memories always remain in your heart.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 2 Timothy: 7-8
#18 Greg Martin 2019-06-24 06:05
I am so sorry to learn that Mr. Epting had passed. I only had the privilege of meeting him a few times but knew he was a great father and husband and will be missed by his family and friends. Our prayers are with you during this time. Greg and Barbara Martin.
#17 Jennifer Fraley 2019-06-23 22:43
Stacy, Holly and Heather, you are all in my thoughts. Going through this at the same time with my dad I wish I had words that will help. My sincerest condolences to your whole family! ❤
#16 Mary Scurry 2019-06-23 20:15
Susie, I was deeply sadden to read of the death of my dear Mr. Epting. He was a ray of sunshine when we worked together. He was reliable in all his dealings with the children of Newberry County and he will truly be missed for his beautify quality of love. Whichever memory makes you smile the most, whichever one makes you the happiest to have had his love…I hope you hold those memories closest to your heart. May you keep close in mind the beautiful promise of the resurrection at Isaiah 26:19, where our Creator, Jehovah God, promises to give life again to our loved ones we have lost in death. A life well lived in service to others!! Rest well my friend.
#15 Elaine Davis Hughes 2019-06-23 17:08
So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
#14 Helen Villarta 2019-06-23 15:00
Dear Susie and family. I am saddened to hear of your husband/Father passing away. He was a great husband and he will be truly missed. My deepest sympathy to you and all that he left behind.
#13 Jim & Jean Counts 2019-06-23 13:11
Sending sympathy & prayers to all the family.
#12 Janice Meeks 2019-06-23 12:19
I am truly sad to learn of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sincerely, Janice and Tommy Meeks
#11 Beverly B Shealy 2019-06-23 12:02
Susie and Family, We are so sorry to learn of the sudden passing of John. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in our Heavenly Father to help you through the days and weeks ahead until you are reunited again in heaven, Love, Leon & Beverly Shealy
#10 Sheriff Lee Foster 2019-06-23 08:44
Our family offers our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved. May the many fond memories shared and a life well lived offer you comfort during this very difficult time. We offer our condolences. Lee, Carol, Joseph, and Amelia
#9 Peggy Allen Wright 2019-06-23 07:46
Susie. I am so sorry for your loss of your dear husband! I do know your grief! I am so glad I got to meet him at our reunion last fall. Please know you are in my prayers and love!
#8 Susie Nichols Berry 2019-06-23 07:33
Sending our love and sympathy. I am sure Mr. John and Daddy are busy catching up and laughing and talking together in Heaven. God Bless you all!
Susie Nichols Berry
Brian Berry
#7 Debra Hill 2019-06-23 07:09
I am so sorry to hear about your loss! I know how hard it is... always remember he lives on in your heart and you will see him again! Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time! ~Debra and Terry
#6 Wesley/Helen Griffin 2019-06-23 07:03
Our hearts are heavy for your loss. Please know you are in our prayers. God bless.
#5 Samantha T Byrd 2019-06-22 21:09
Stacy Guy so sorry to hear about your dad my prayers are with you and your family my condolences
#4 Louise carter 2019-06-22 19:29
So, so sorry to learn of the loss of your Dear John. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will hold all of you close to my heart.
#3 Debbie a bill riley 2019-06-22 16:46
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers
#2 Larry & Barbara Wise 2019-06-22 14:51
Susie and family, Larry and I were so sorry to hear that John has passed away. We have had some really good times with the two of you at Roadrunner events. May God wrap his arms around all of and give you comfort at this time and just think back on all the good memories that you have.
#1 Anita O. Kinard 2019-06-22 13:28
Dearest Family, I was so sorry to hear this sad news today! Mr. Epting was such a good man! He was my teacher and I babysat you girls some for he and Mrs. Susie to go out back in the day. I had the privilege of running into him earlier this year. He will certainly be missed! GOD Bless and Keep you all in HIS Care! Sincerely, Anita