He was of the Presbyterian faith. He loved the outdoors and also NASCAR. He was retired from Bendabout Farms after serving as a polo groomer for many years for Summerfield K. Johnston Jr.
He was the son of the late Fredrick and Thelma Nipper and was also one of their 13 children. Nine have gone on before him and were waiting for him.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn Nipper, of Cleveland; stepchildren: Christopher McGill and wife, Jackie, of LaMesa, Calif., Jennifer Lynn Myers and husband Ken of Harrison, and Michael McGill of Cleveland; brother, Jack Nipper and wife, Joie, of Danville, Ill.; two sisters: Betty Brown and husband, John, of Westville, Ill., and Thelma Cook of Georgia; three grandchildren: Brittany McGill of McDonald, Hayley McGill of San Diego, and Jessica Starling of Harrison; three great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law: Diana Miller and husband, Chuck, of Hamilton, Mont., Melba Slater and husband, Chuck, of Cleveland, and Janice Carroll and husband, Richard, of Cleveland; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Fred Earls of McDonald.
A memorial service will be conducted Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday prior to the service.
The family requests memorials be made to the Tri-State Therapeutic Riding Center, P.O. Box 1371, Cleveland TN 37320.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Nipper family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.