In Memory Of

Edward J. Knipper

Waco, Texas

Apr 17, 1923 - May 21, 2013 (Age 90)

Guest Book

Sharon Sells Kelley

May 29, 2013 | Moody, TX

Thank you so very much for the years at Richfield (1976-1979) in German class, Herr Knipper. You were by far one of the most inspirational teachers I had the privilege learning from. My sympathy and prayers go out to your family. God Bless.

May 25, 2013

I had Coach Knipper for chemistry during my senior year of high school at old Waco High in 1960-61. I really learned in and enjoyed his class. His was a laid-back but common-sense way of presenting material that few teachers can master. I was so fortunate to have had him. My best friend, Beth (Martin) Garrett cocurs with me as he was her chemistry teacher also.
Dian (McCarty) Bethany

Phyllis (Tadlock) Wieser

May 25, 2013 | Waco, TX

Such a beloved teacher, coach, and above all, remarkable human being. I was privileged to be one of his students in chemistry class my junior year at Waco High in 1961. He made learning fun and I always enjoyed it. A dear man who will be missed by many but better persons having known him. Thank you, Mr. Knipper for all you did!

mike adams

May 24, 2013 | Hewitt, TX

Coach was a guiding influence in my life. To say he was a role model is to little. He was a man who cared about all students, not just his players, and he will be missed by all. I loved him and he "showed us the way to go home".

May 24, 2013

Ralph & Linda Klatt

Mary Cashion-Smith

May 24, 2013 | Waco, TX

Please know that I am thinking about you and your family at this time.
I am so sorry to hear about your father and want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mr. Knipper was a wonderful man and a wonderful teacher and meant so much to us all.
Please accept my deepest sympathy Jeff.
Mary Cashion-Smith

Harold Crocker

May 24, 2013 | Kerrville, TX

Coach Knipper took me to Camp Stewart in Hunt, Tx to work as a wrangler with him in 1958....a life changing experience. He was a coach and teacher to me at West Jr. and later at Waco High School. Never a better influence than he on my life.

Benjamin/Tessie Leonido & Family

May 24, 2013 | Waco, TX

Emily Willingham

May 23, 2013 | SF Bay Area, CA

I can't say all the things I owe to Mr. Knipper thanks to his guidance, high expectations, modeling of what makes a great teacher, humor, and dedication to every single thing he did. There's just too much. I took six classes with him--German, chemistry, physics--and went on the Europe trip with him, along with participating in the after-school academic activities he led. It almost seems like my entire high school learning experience was with Mr. Knipper, he was such a huge part of it. At the...


Edward's Obituaries

Edward J. Knipper passed away Tuesday, May, 21, 2013, in Waco, surrounded by his family. Service: 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Waco with Dr. Matthew Snowden and the Rev. Randall Perry officiating. Mr. Knipper will lie in state at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home. Honorary...

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