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Gregory David Pimper

11 January, 197129 January, 2021
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Gregory David Pimper, 50 of Murphy, Texas passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021.

Gregory was born on January 11, 1971 in Phoenix, Arizona, a son of his father: (David Lewis Pimper) and his mother (Susan Nancy Pimper).

He married Elizabeth Reid on July 8, 1997 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He is survived by his wife: Elizabeth Pimper of Murphy, Texas.

Gregory is also survived by one son: Cayden Pimper of Murphy, Texas.

He is also survived by his mother Susan and a sister Jennifer.

He is preceded in death by: his father (David), both his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Gregory was retired AWC (Acoustic Warfare Operator) US Navy, served 21 years, retired in 2011. Loved every minute he served, loved being The Chief, loved the Sailors and Marines he served with. Deployed across the globe and even spent time in Greenland!

He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He greatly enjoyed spending time looking for fossils and artifacts as well as spending time camping and fishing everywhere he could.

In addition, Greogry was an avid coin collector, actively participated in a site called World of Coins (worldofcoins.eu) and posted regularly sharing his knowledge of modern and ancient coins and tokens from many countries and centuries.

A Memorial Service & Celebration of Gregory's Life will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Ted Dickey Funeral Home, located at 2128 18th Street, Plano, Texas 75074.

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Jennifer Pimper

23 February 2021

Greg wasn't always a good brother. When we were kids I was the younger sister, following him around. When he was a teenager he was involved with his friends, and when I joined the Navy after him he was critical. But as he got older, as he grew into his job, he became a good man, and the best brother.
For me he was patient, supportive, and kind. We shared a sense of humor, which we mostly got from our dad. We shared a love of music, and of history. He tried many times to involve me in his hobby of ancient coin collecting, sending me coins and calling me, all excited, when he identified some ancient Greek or Roman coin. I will miss his enthusiasm.
I will miss our conversations, which ranged from ancient history, to science, to fishing. I'll miss his stories. I was lucky to have him as my family. ( I'm still not going to join World of Coins, sorry Gregory).

Timothy Dunaway

19 February 2021

Aviation Warfare Systems Operator Chief Petty Officer Gregory Pimper, USN, Ret. was a great leader, mentor, fellowAircreman, brother in arms and friends! He was a proven veteran of many war and peacetime missions
We served together, flew together, shared great times and fond memories! I flew with this phenomenal man, learn fron him, and maybe even taught him a few things! He will be deeply missed by this AW warrior and as he was a warrior as well! We served during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as well as other missions abroad. There was never a funnier, more dedicated AW I ever knew and will never forget! I love you brother and know you are now flying on that eternal mission! I salute you and your beloved family because they are my family as well! Prayers to your family and the AW's that will never forget your legacy you left! Respectfully, AW1 Timothy Dunaway, as you called " Master Chief" Dunaway! Fair winds and following seas, we will fly together again in the great beyond! Here's a shot and salute to your legacy brother!

Christine Dunaway

15 February 2021

Liz & family, I offer my most sincere condolences for your loss. I was married to AW1 Timothy Dunaway, who served under Chief Pimper for several tours. He is fondly remembered. Praying for comfort & peace for you all at this time.

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