Virgil Pippin Death, Obituary – At Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, Virgil “Squeek” Dean Pippin, 91, of La Plata, Missouri, passed away on December 19, 2022. The son of Robert Edward and Eva (Billups) Pippin, he was born in Triplett, Missouri, on August 2, 1931. He married Florence Colleen Rhoades on March 9, 1952, in La Plata, Missouri; she died on November 9, 2017 before him. His parents, a daughter named Nancy Haley, two sons-in-law named Jeffrey Gwinner and Baxter Haley, a daughter-in-law named Kay Pippin, three sisters named Stella Tuggle, Peggy Thomas, and Judy Brown, a brother named Jimmy Pippin, and three in-law brothers named Bill Tuggle, Bobby Buck, and Larry Voyles also predeceased him.
Robert Pippin of Atlanta, Missouri, and Victor (Diana) Pippin of La Plata, Missouri, are the surviving sons; Cindy Gwinner of Eldon, Missouri, is the surviving daughter; Glen (Sherry) Pippin and Loren (Patsy) Pippin are the surviving brothers; Verna Buck and Cora Voyles are the surviving sisters; Ronnie Brown and Jerry Thomas are the surviving in-laws; and the surviving grandchildren include. Virgil participated in the Korean War as a member of the American Army.
Before relocating to La Plata in 2018, he spent the majority of his life in Elmer, Missouri. He had formerly belonged to the Elmer Baptist Church. For 17 years, Virgil worked for Cameron, Joyce and Company. Following the enactment of the Federal-Aid Highway Act in 1956, he worked on the first interstate highway project, which began in the St. Louis region. Later, he founded Pippin Construction, where he worked for more than 40 years. Virgil enjoyed being with his family and lending a hand.
A memorial ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri, following a visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The deceased will be interred at a later time in Jacksonville, Missouri’s Missouri State Veterans Cemetery. You can donate in Virgil’s honor to the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery or the Elmer Baptist Church. Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, MO 63549, is the address where they can be mailed or left.