AUBURN - Jackson L. “Jack” Peppers, 85, died Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness.
Born in Barrow County, September 15, 1924, he was the son of the late Boss B. and Martha Kennedy Peppers. He was a member of the Midway United Methodist Church, and was a retiree of the Ford Motor Company of Hapeville after 30 plus years of service. Mr. Peppers was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys Collins Peppers; three sisters and one brother. He was a member of The Grand Lodge of Georgia, F. & A. M., Auburn #230.
Mr. Peppers was a veteran of World War II, and proudly served in the United States Army in the European Theatre, under the command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and fought in The Battle of The Bulge. In a personal interview General Eisenhower commended Mr. Peppers saying “That’s what I call a good soldier.” Mr. Peppers continued his service under General George S. Patton during the crossing of the Ruhr River.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Moore Peppers, and members of her family; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Glenda Peppers and Phil and Linda Peppers, all of Auburn; eight grandchildren; eleven great- grandchildren; a sister, Willie Mae Brady, Tucker; brother, Eugene Peppers, Auburn; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 21, at 11 a.m., from the Chapel of Carter Funeral Home with the Revs. David Moore and Tom Ham officiating. Burial will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday, November 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midway United Methodist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 719, Auburn, Georgia 30011.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.