Douglas Eugene Nipper, age 63 of Lynchburg, passed away August 28, 2014 at his residence. He was born May 16, 1951 in Winchester, Virginia. Douglas was a U. S. Army veteran having proudly served on active duty from 1968-1971. Douglas and his wife, Laura, moved to Lynchburg, TN from Palos Heights, IL.
He retired from a career spanning more than 35 years as a professional food service truck driver. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 705, Chicago, IL and served as a shop union steward and volunteer union organizer for many years. Doug’s hobbies and interests included the restoration, collection and showing of antiques automobiles, carpentry, yard work, researching family history and American history.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas E. Nipper, Sr. of Winchester, Virginia and Lattie Mai (Aldridge) Nipper of Palos Heights, IL; two sisters, Barbara Ann Nipper of Burbank, IL and Linda Faye Moreno of Chicago, IL. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Laura Lee (McClain) Nipper of Lynchburg, TN; sons, Douglas A. Nipper of Winder, GA and William T. Nipper of Warsaw, IN; two grandchildren, Samantha J. Nipper and Slade Nipper of Winder, GA; one sister, Lois (Jerry) Rossi of Fox Lake, IL. He leaves many fond cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends located all across the country. He will be sadly missed by all.
Visitation is 5-7 PM Thursday, September 18th at Jennings Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with memorial services at 7 PM. Interment will be 11 AM Friday September 19, 2014 at Lynchburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Avalon Hospice. Jennings Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 181 Majors Blvd., Lynchburg, TN 37352 (931)759-4552