Rudolph Stripling, 84, the son of Murry Cluff and Sarah Jane Miller Stripling, a native of Millport, AL, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
He was a dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, neighbor and friend. Mr. Stripling was a member of the Church of Christ and served in the US Air Force and worked at Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, FL, for 34 years. He and His wife Betsy lived in Florida and raised their son Jim. They retired back to Rudolphs hometown of Millport, in 1991.
He was preceded in death by a brother, George; and sister, Peggy Stripling Herring.
He is survived by his wife, Betsy Stripling of Millport, AL; son, Jim Rudolph Stripling of Rockledge, FL; granddaughter, Kalen Stripling Huffman (Jared) of Seattle, WA; grandson, Connor Dalton Stripling of Rockledge, FL; sisters, Sybil Estes and Bobbie Fant; brothers, James Stripling and Richard Stripling; nine nephews, six nieces; numerous Christian brothers and sisters; and lifelong friends, J.W. Richards and Howard Sinor.
Services will be on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 2 PM, at the Dowdle Funeral Home.
Dowdle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on May 3, 2013