Born in Halifax County, NC. He has lived in Roanoke Rapids all his life and is married to Irma Pepper. Francis is a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and has attended there all his life as well. Mr. Pepper has done some farming and worked in Textile for 40 years. He has been affiliated with Hockady Funeral and Cremation Service for the past 50 years. His greatest hobby has been restoring studdabaker cars.