Walter Bowdri Zepp
Stapleton, GA – Walter Bowdri Zepp, 74, loving husband of the late Dorothy Linnenkohl Zepp, entered into rest Saturday afternoon, December 6, 2014 at the Heritage Healthcare of Old Capitol in Louisville. Funeral services with full military honors will be held at 2:00PM Thursday, December 11, 2014 in the James Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Born to the late Mollie Agnes Cook Zepp and the late Llewellyn L. Zepp Sr., Walter was born and raised in Augusta. After graduating from Richmond Academy, he joined the Marines, retiring as a Gunnery Sergeant in June 1978. After retiring from the military, he lived in Hudson MA and taught electronics at Wentworth Technical Institute from which he retired in December, 1993 and moved to Stapleton. A long-time computer “geek”, he would repair/upgrade computers and anything electronic for himself, his family and his friends. He enjoyed playing games on the computer, especially brain teasers, and watching TV. Most of all, Walter found great pleasure in being with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Walter’s survivors include his four daughters, Sylvia Ann Seals (Maston), Gwendolyn Yvonne Reilly (William), Susan Shri Bursch (Lowell) and Georgianna Constance Perry (Timothy); a brother L. L. Zepp, Jr. (Brenda); seven grandchildren, Alexander Millar (Lisa), Ruth Ann Millar, William Reilly Jr., Brian Reilly, David Bursch, Sarah Bursch and Linda Bursch; and one great grandson, Ian Millar.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00PM Wednesday evening, December 10, 2014.
LEGACY OF LOVE
A husband, a father, a grandpa too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another.
Not just as a husband, not just as a father.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So, go in peace, you've earned your sleep.
Your love in our hearts, we'll eternally keep.