Charles E. Piper IV, known as Ned Piper, passed suddenly on March 22nd 2021. He was 57 years old. Ned was born August 31st, 1963, in Clearwater, Florida. At nine months he was adopted by his loving parents, Robert (Bob) and Geraldine (Jere) Piper, originally from Lewistown, Pa.
He attended Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois, where he was a member of the golf and swim teams which he enjoyed immensely. While living in Norman, Oklahoma Ned discovered his love for sailing and grilling. Work influenced his move to Flower Mound, Texas. There Ned joined the local Hobie fleet and competed in many Hobie regattas. Ned never gave up his passion for outdoor grilling and had talked about doing a Youtube presentation.
Ned started the first P.O.D.S. franchise in the DFW area of Texas. P.O.D.S. corporate purchased the franchise back keeping Ned on to help with the transition. He retired a short time later.
Ned was known for his quit wit, his infectious smile and his compassion for animals. He was especially fond of his nieces and nephews and they adored his constant teasing.
Ned was proceeded in death by his father, Robert Piper, and his mother, Geraldine Piper. He is survived by his brother, Robert (Bob) Piper, Jr., from Lantana, Texas, and his sister Margaret (Peggy) Piper Schenk of Edmond, OK. Services are pending.
To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store
Published by Star Local Media from Jul. 1 to Jul. 7, 2021.