NIPPER, Buddy Allen

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Buddy “Papaw Al” Nipper, age 67 of Dora Highway, Pulaski passed away Monday, March 20, 2006 at the Pulaski Community Hospital.

Born November 25, 1938 in Tazewell, Virginia he was the son of the late Arby Graham & Mabel Blankenship Nipper. His best friend, Teddy Gillespie, preceded him in death.

Al was a “jack of all trades,” he was a loving and kind man. Thelma ‘s children are so grateful to him for the love and concern he showed to all of them, especially their mom for 30 years.

Surviving are: sons, Keith Nipper,Fla., Kevin Nipper, Fla.; brother, Don & Susie Nipper, Dublin; niece, Donna Hayes, Pembroke, Va.; one great nephew; his loving companion and family of 30 years Thelma Gillespie Moles, Pulaski, Tony & Vickey Moles, Snowville, Pansy Moles Ridpath & Jimmy, Pulaski, Debbie Moles Dake, Pulaski, Timmy Moles & Debbie, Pulaski, Debbie, Amanda & Tiffany Farmer, Pulaski; many grandchildren & great grandchildren & many friends.

A memorial service will be held Friday 2 p.m. at the Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski with the Rev. Randall Lawrence officiating. Interment will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery, Pulaski. Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements.