James H. Pippin, passed from this life on August 11, 2014. Funeral services will be private. He is survived by his granddaughter, Novvah Jade Pippin; sisters, Virginia Morgan, of N.Y. and Janice Fenimore, of Tuscan, Ariz.; special cousin, Patsy Jones and her husband, Bobby; many other cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sons, Michael Wade Pippin and James Scott Pippin; his sister, Louise Coleman; mother Moett Pippin. Mr. Pippin was a graduate of Ohatchee High School and Ayers State Technical School. He entered the U.S. Navy as an Electronic Technician and later was employed by the U.S. Army Department of Defense, retiring in 2002 with over 30 years of service in the defense of our country. Jim as his friends and family called him, was awarded the Command's Award for outstanding Civilian Service as well as recognition for his service in "Operation Desert Shield" and "Operation Desert Storm" within the U.S. Army Missile Command and Missile Logistics Center. His tours included Southwest Asia, Europe, as well as the U.S. He was recognized for his personal commitment and professionalism while on duty in a hostile environment in the liberation of the Emirate of Kuwait. In all his accomplishments in service to our country, he was an Ambassador and Diplomat as well as Civil Servant, serving honorably and humbly. One of the highlights of his life was touring Europe with his son, James Scott Pippin. One of his greatest joys was riding on two wheels touring the countryside, especially his beloved mountains in North Carolina where his ashes will be scattered, according to his wishes. Online condolences to the family at: www.klbrownfuneralhome.com. K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W., Jacksonville, AL 36265 256-435-7042
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K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory
322 Nisbet Street NW
Jacksonville, AL 36265
Published in The Anniston Star on Aug. 13, 2014