Master Sgt. Melvyn P. Pepper

Published 5:00 am Friday, October 10, 2003

Memorial services for Master Sgt. Melvyn P. Pepper of Lake City,Fla. are 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at Biggs Funeral Home MemorialChapel with full military honors following.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturdayfrom 1-2 p.m.

Master Sgt. Pepper, 58, died Oct. 7, 2003, at his residencefollowing a brief illness. He was born in London, England on Oct.29, 1944.

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He was retired from the Air Force with 21 years service. Heserved in the Vietnam theatre and was a quality supervisor and B-52Bomber line chief. After his military retirement, he worked withthe Florida Department of Corrections at Baker CorrectionalFacility for 12 years. He also worked as an independent truckdriver for Hadley Trucking Company. He was an avid pilot, owningand flying his own Cessna 150 airplane. He was a member of theBaptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his father, Powell Pepper; abrother, Danny Sam Pepper; and an uncle, Hosea Nettles.

Survivors are his mother and stepfather, Helen and Luke Cagle ofJackson; his wife of 26 years, Donna Pepper of Lake City, Fla.; hisdaughter, Sylvia Feagle of Lake City; his son, Keith Pepper of LakeCity; his stepdaughter, Tamara Law of Wellborn, Fla.; his stepson,Thomas Metzger, stationed on USS Germantown in the Persian Gulf;his sisters, Debbie Brown of Raceland, La., and Carol Bacot ofMcComb; his aunt, Margie Nettles of Brookhaven; eightgrandchildren; and numerous relatives in England andMississippi.