Kenneth Jeffrey Epling

Published 12:31 pm Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Kenneth Jeffrey Epling, 70, of Smithfield passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019.  He was the son of the late Dumers Epling and Bessie Texas Thacker Epling.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Wynne Epling; daughters, Amy Bradley and Tanya Frank; step- daughters, Rebecca Simpson (Randy), Kendall Kimball (Terry), Anna Butch and Stephanie Copes; three grandsons and one granddaughter; two step-granddaughters and two step-grandsons; brother, Ronald Epling (Kathy).  Kenny retired with 30 years of service with the Newport News Fire Department.  

A memorial service with fire department honors will be held on Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. in Little’s Funeral Home, Smithfield.  The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be registered at


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