Virgil Pippin Obituary, Death – Virgil “Squeek” Dean Pippin passed away on December 19, 2022 at the age of 91 in the Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He called the city of La Plata in Missouri his home. Pippin was born on August 2, 1931 in Triplett, Missouri, to parents Robert Edward Pippin and Eva (Billups) Pippin. Pippin spent his childhood in Triplett. Florence Colleen Rhoades, whom he wed on March 9, 1952 in La Plata, Missouri, passed away on November 9, 2017, having preceded him in death. The wedding took place on March 9, 1952. The wedding took place on March 9, 1952. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one daughter named Nancy Haley, two sons-in-law named Jeffrey Gwinner and Baxter Haley, and one daughter-in-law named Kay Pippin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three sisters, Stella Tuggle, Peggy Thomas, and Judy Brown; his brother, Jimmy Pippin; and his three brothers-in-law, Bill Tuggle, Bobby Buck, and Larry Voyles. He was also the last surviving member of his immediate family. Those who are still living include one daughter, Cindy Gwinner of Eldon, Missouri; three sons, Robert Pippin of Atlanta, Missouri and Victor Pippin and his wife, Diana, of La Plata, Missouri; two brothers, Glen (Sherry) Pippin and Loren (Patsy) Pippin, both of La Plata, Missouri; two sisters, Verna Buck and Cora Voyles, both of La Plata, Missouri; and brothers-in- Virgil was a soldier in the United States Army who served his nation during the Korean War. He was a veteran of the conflict.
Elmer, Missouri was where he had called home for the majority of his life up until 2018, when he made the move to La Plata, Missouri. The Elmer Baptist Church was his regular place of worship, and he had been going there for a significant amount of time. During the entirety of his professional life, Virgil was employed with Cameron, Joyce and Company for a total of 17 years. Following the passage of the Federal Aid Highway Act in 1956, he was able to get work as a laborer on the very first project to start building on an interstate highway in the St. Louis area. This project was located in the state of Missouri. After that, he started Pippin Construction, where he worked for an additional 40 years after it had first opened its doors.
The time that Virgil spent with his family was very important to him, and he was always willing to help out. Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, and will be followed by a memorial ceremony that will begin at 11:00 a.m. Both services will be held at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri, which is located in the same city. The body has been cremated, and at some point in the future, it will be laid to rest at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, Missouri.