Services to honor and celebrate the life of James Keith Eppler will be 4:00 pm Monday, July 2, 2018 at Riverview Baptist Church.
Born October 3, 1968 in Bartlesville to James Edward Eppler and Gale (Batman) Eppler. Keith spent his entire childhood in Bartlesville where he graduated high school. He was very active and was a member of the football and wrestling teams.
Upon graduation, Keith started working in restaurants and discovered his passion of cooking. He found employment at Southern Hills Country Club, Flavors and Bodean Restaurant, where he became the sous chef. Due to health complications, Keith was forced into an early retirement. He not only loved being in the kitchen, but he was also an avid OSU Cowboys fan.
Keith passed away June 23, 2018. He is survived by his two sons, Jamison Eppler of Sperry and Carter Kepford of Broken Arrow; father, Jim Eppler and wife, Holli of Tulsa; brother, Dean Eppler and wife Janelle of Stillwater; sisters, Emily Babb and husband, Corey, and Lauren Reeble, both of Tulsa; nieces and nephews, Hannah Eppler and Dean Eppler, Jr., Bella Babb, Saxton Babb and Penelope Babb, and Xander Reeble; grandmother, Ruth Batman. He is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends and his two cats that he loved very much.
Keith was preceded in death by his mother, Gale (Batman) Urban, paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather.
Dear Jim, you are in my prayers. I cannot imagine the grief of losing a child. I have shared your loss with my mother who sends her condolences as well. You have been so kind to her over the years. May God give you the comfort and assurance that we humans cannot convey. Sincerely, Stan Basler
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