Hipp, Jr., Kenneth Oscar
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Jan. 5, 1926 - Nov. 25, 2012
Ken went to be with the Lord on Sunday evening. He was 86. He was surrounded by his family, and took his place in heaven where his loved ones were waiting to welcome him home.
Ken was born on January 5, 1926 in Bradenton, FL and was a lifelong resident of Sarasota.
He attended the University of Florida after serving in WWII in the Philippines as a member of the U.S. Army. He was the owner of Hipp Construction Company and took great pride in his business. His ethics and honesty are still remembered today. He always "found" a job within the company for those who needed the work.
Ken loved anything that was related to fishing and the water and owned numerous boats which he enjoyed "tinkering" on in his spare time. He always looked forward to annual summer trips to Key West; traveling on a houseboat that he built himself. Ken also had an affinity for magic and loved to entertain with his newest tricks. He had a passion for all animals and they loved him equally.
He touched the lives of many people with his generosity and compassion. His deeds went mostly unsung as he never sought the spotlight.
Ken was a lifelong and devoted member and deacon of the South Trail Church of Christ.
He is the beloved husband of Mabel A. Hipp for 60 years. Ken will forever be remembered by his loving wife, his children Kenneth O. Hipp, III and Karen E. Hipp and countless other family and friends who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be sent to the South Trail Church of Christ or Tidewell Hospice of Sarasota. Funeral arrangements by: Manasota Memorial Park and Funeral Home.
Published in Herald Tribune from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, 2012