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Jack E. Pipkin

Jack Pipkin

 

April 9, 1938          ~          May 22, 2017

 

Jack E. Pipkin, 79, of Cave City, Kentucky, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at his residence. He graduated high school in Anderson, CA. Jack served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-1960, then in the U.S. Army for the next 17 years and retired as Command Sergeant Major in 1977. While in the Army, Jack served two tours in Vietnam. At the age of 39, started college at and earned his degree from Indiana University. The family moved to Nashville, TN, where Jack worked as purchasing director for Metro Nashville Davidson County Public Schools and retired for the second time in 2001. He and his wife moved to Cave City, KY in 2006.

He is survived by his wife Fredia Barnett Pipkin; three children: Marcia Hitchins, Angela Banks (Tracy) and James Pipkin (Kimberly); five grandchildren; Nicci, Christopher, Ashley, Shelby and Brandi; four great-grandchildren; Lily, Sadie, Aubree, and Liam; one sister, Myrtle Callahan and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Myra (Yeager) Pipkin (Shawnee, OK); brothers: William Clifford Pipkin, Harold Pipkin, Isaac Murrell Pipkin, Cleveland Marion Pipkin, Harvey Keith Pipkin, Roy C. Zornes and Leo James Zornes: three sisters: Imo Zornes, Effie Pearl Wolf and Bertha Clifton.

Funeral will be 10:00 a.m. CST, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial at 1:00 p.m. CST at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central with military honors. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 31, 2017 after 9:00 a.m. CST at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s, Hospice or charity of your choice.


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6 Entries for Jack E. Pipkin

  1. m. shane rushing says:

    Condolences, so sorry for your loss. Friend of James, God bless.

  2. Richard Whited says:

    He will be missed so very much. I’m wondering what that great family reunion in heaven looks like. Oh my , God really does have a sense oh humor to have this family there at the same time. I wonder if there are chocolate covered cherries and a deck of cards there. I know that all those Pipkins will be doing God’s work. Prayers to the family.

    Richard and Judy Whited

  3. Bill Whited says:

    Uncle Jack impacted my life in so many positive ways I can’t write them all. The biggest I feel is the example he provided of how important family is. I remember the time he brought the family to Oklahoma for Christmas. What a full house of love and cheer it was that year. You will be missed Uncle Jack. Prayers for all the family. Love you all.
    Bill and Roxann Whited

  4. Misty says:

    Dear Jim and family
    My heart is with you. I’m so very sorry
    Love, Misty Belew
    Mt. Juliet,TN

  5. Debbie Harlan says:

    Praying for all of you. My hospital visit with him was so sweet. So glad I had that opportunity.

  6. Brad and Sheri Ashton says:

    Jim, Kim and Family,
    Another soldier marches home. If he was anything like you Jim, he was a fine, fine man. We are thankful for his service and we extend our condolences to all of you. He is with Jesus now.
    Brad and Sheri Ashton