Robert Harold “Bob” Whipple
By Sparta Live | March 29, 2012 12:00 am
Robert Harold “Bob” Whipple, 75, of Sparta, passed away March 26, 2012, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Whipple was born Oct. 20, 1936, in Mason, Mich., to
Harold Amos Whipple and Audrey Mae Babcock Whipple.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Edward Casper Jr.
Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Lovetta Whipple; daughters and sons-in-law, Kerry Whipple, of Florida, Vicki and Mike Dupler, of Ohio, Cindi and Russ Burch, of Sparta Penny and Kenneth Russell, of Hendersonville; son, Timothy (Jason) Gendreau, of California; grandchildren Jennifer (Kelly) Selby, Tony (Emily) Kibbey, William (Kate) Abbott, Katelyn Dyer, Robert Burch, Paige Dyer, Lori (Kris) Shutt, Lacie Russell; great-grandchildren, Kristopher Shutt Jr., Kenley Shutt; sister, Alice Casper, of Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be 7 p.m., March 28, 2012, at Bear Cove Baptist Church. Bro. Jerry Pullum will officiate. Burial will be a private gathering of family at the Old Bon Air Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 4 p.m., March 28, at the church
The family requests in lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Bear Cove Baptist Church Building Fund, 1590 Country Club Road, Sparta, Tenn. 38583.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.