George A. Hipple, 87, formerly of Honesdale, died Saturday in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. His widow is the former Georgiana Resseguie. They had been married for 64 years.
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Born Aug. 1, 1926, in Towanda, son of the late George W. and Ida Jackson Hipple, he enlisted in the Navy after his graduation from Harford Vocational High School, and served in both the Atlantic and Pacific areas. He was an eyewitness to the underwater atomic test at the Bikini Atoll. He was employed by Katz Underwear Co. for 36 years before his retirement. He was interested in the youth of Honesdale and worked as a coach and later manager for a Little League team. George was interested in his church, serving in various ways. His hobbies included golf, fishing, wood turning and gardening.
He was a caring man to family and friends. His greatest joy was his grandchildren.
Also surviving are a son, George M. "Skip" Hipple and wife, Judy, Fort Oglethorpe; two grandsons, Brian and wife, Julie, Ringgold, Ga.; and Stephen and wife, Canada, Rome, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Avery Brown and Hannah Hipple; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert E. Hipple; and four sisters, Grace Hitchock, Charlotte Frystak, Joy McGinness and Ella Mae Rafferty.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at McFarland United Methodist Church, 101 E. Gordon Ave., Rossville, GA 30741, by the Rev. Matt Hampton.
The family will receive friends at the church starting at 1. Inurnment will be scheduled at a later date at Indian Orchard Cemetery, Honesdale.
Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home-Fort Oglethorpe.
W. L. Wilson & Sons - Ft. Oglethorpe Chapel
555 West Cloud Springs Road
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 26, 2013