John Charles Hipp, age 88, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday December 4, 2019.
Friends and family may call from 4:30 to 7:30 pm Saturday at Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg. A private family graveside will take place at Kaylor Ridge Cemetery in Greer, Ohio.
Those wishing to share memory or make online condolences may do so at www.alexanderfhinc.com
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice LifeCare 1900 Akron Rd. Wooster, OH 44691 or Kaylor Ridge Cemetery c/o Conrad Stutzline 4551 SR 514 Glenmont, 44628.
John was born in Greer, Ohio on April 21, 1931 to Ralph and Ruth (Young) Hipp. He married Mary Esther Burkey in 1950 and they had four children; Holli (George) Lee of Rapid City, SD, Amy (Mike) Fair and John D. (Pam) Hipp both of Millersburg and Betsy (Scott) Hall of Greer, Ohio. He had eight grandchildren; Amy (Matt) Schafer of Urbandale, Iowa, Scott (Jaima) Lee of Rapid City, SD, Mike (Kathy) Fair, Matt (Autumn) Fair, Megan (Nolan) Mackey, Terri (Rickey) Felton, John R. Hipp all of Holmes County and Josh Hipp of Florida. He also enjoyed all 15 great-grandchildren. He married Pat Buren in 2013 and they traveled thousands of miles together, many in the semi.
He is also survived by his brother Delmar Hipp of Florida. He had many nieces, nephews and cousins that he enjoyed seeing at the annual Hipp Reunion at the river.
He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them at the beach or on their many vacations.
John lived a long blessed life. He loved farming, trucking (especially cattle) and hauling mulch. He had a work ethic that was hard for anyone else to live up to.
John had a generous heart and was always helping people out. He was down to earth and easy to talk to. His storytelling (believable or not) and sense of humor endeared him to everyone he met.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Gerald Hipp and sisters Dorothy Lydic and Betty Jones.
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