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Coleman L. "Sonny" "Pops" "Hippy" Hipkins

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Coleman L. "Sonny"  "Pops"  "Hippy" Hipkins Obituary
Coleman "Sonny" "Pops" "Hippy" L. Hipkins

AGE: 67 • Wilmington

1948. Coleman "Sonny" "Pops" "Hippy" L. Hipkins, age 67, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at the Christiana Hospital, on Sunday, November 15, 2015. He was the husband of Carol Amberg Hipkins, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage. Born in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Coleman L. Hipkins, Sr. and the late Nellie Work Hipkins. Sonny was a 1967 graduate of Avon Grove High School. After that he served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Alaska. He was a member of the Brandywine Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed fishing, target shooting, talking about cars, traveling, boating, going to the beach and he was a Ham Radio operator, (call sign N3SKM). He loved his family, and no matter what he was doing, spending time with them was the important thing to him. The family would like to thank Dr. Gaetano Pastore, Dr. Michael Lankiewicz, Dr. Jorge Uribe and Dr. Meenakshi Bhalla for the special care that was given to Sonny. The family has requested that everyone bring a permanent marker to the graveside service, so that you may leave a personal message on his casket.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Stephanie C. Hipkins of Wilmington, DE, and Jennifer N. Carter and her husband Johne of Wilmington, DE; two brothers, Doug Hipkins of West Grove, PA and Denny Hipkins of Newark, DE and two sisters, Wanda Lamplugh of Kennett Square, PA and Laura Smith of Glen Mills, PA. He was predeceased by two brothers, Charles Phillips and Robert Phillips.

His Graveside service will be held at 11:00 Friday morning, November 20, 2015 at the New London United Methodist Cemetery, Route 896 and State Roads, New London, PA. In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made to the Airedale Rescue at ARADV, c/o Dewey Yesner, 15 Locksley Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342 or to the Amyloidosis Foundation, 7151 N. Main Street, Suite 2, Clarkston, MI 48346. Online condolences may be made by visiting Arrangements by the Foulk & Grieco Funeral home, West Grove, PA.

Published in The News Journal on Nov. 18, 2015
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