George F. Epps was born in 1927 to a pioneer aviation family in Athens, Georgia. In 1944, Epps entered the Navy V-5 program, graduating from Duke University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After completing his graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Epps was employed as a design engineer with Douglas and Lockheed Aircraft Corporations and was involved in the design layout of numerous supersonic military aircraft. In 1953, Epps became Chief Engineer and later Vice-President of Brown Engineering in Huntsville and worked in support of the NASA Explorer, Apollo Lunar, and Space Shuttle programs as well as the United States Army Missile Command. In 1960, Epps established Epps Airpark, home to numerous general aviation and antique aircraft. An instrument rated pilot with more than 10,000 hours of flight time, Epps owns several rare antique aircraft, some of which are on permanent display at the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham. Along with his brothers, Epps established several general aviation firms including Epps Aviation, Epps Aircraft and Technical Micronics Control, Inc. George F. Epps has resided in Huntsville for more than fifty years.