NIPPER, James E., 87, of Zephyrhills, passed away on March 16, 2014. He worked for the State Road Dept. for 23 years and owned Nipper Paving Company for 38 years, retiring in 2006. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He thought his life was "just right". He is survived by his wife of 66 years Amaryllis "Punk" Nipper, daughters, Gail (David) Olson, Denise Nipper and Donna (John) Wood, sister, Myrtice Tillman, brothers, Johnnie (Cora Lee) Nipper, Earl (Barbara) Nipper and Leon Nipper, 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Monday, March 24, 2014 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave. Tampa, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 3:00PM. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.