OBITUARY

Thomas "Tommy" Edward Flippin Sr.

March 14, 1929January 20, 2017
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Thomas “Tommy” E. Flippin Sr., age 87, of Collinsville, VA, died Friday, January 20, 2017. He was born March 14, 1929 in Martinsville, VA to the late Walter H. and Essie (Martin) Flippin. He is also preceded in death by his brothers James and Walter Flippin. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Celia Moore Flippin; daughters, Rhonda (Dink) Byrd and Cindy Flippin of Collinsville; Sons, Thomas (Karon) Flippin of Rocky Mount, VA, Rodney (Kim) Flippin of Jacksonville, FL,; sisters, Hester Boggs of Pensacola, FL, Louise Vipperman of Bassett, and Mildred Cox of Ridgeway; Ten Grandchildren; and one great- granddaughter. Tommy served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a Parts Manager for Patrick Henry Chrysler Plymouth for many years as well as with other local dealerships. He was a faithful member of Starling Avenue Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at Collins Funeral Home Chapel from 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2017 with funeral services being held 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2017. Interment will follow at a later date due to weather. Military rights will be presented by the Martinsville Honor Guard. Memorial Contributions may be made to Edwards Adult Day Care 431 Commonwealth Blvd E, Martinsville, VA 24112.

Arrangements under the direction of Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, Bassett, VA.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 22, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, January 23, 2017

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Thomas "Tommy" Edward Flippin Sr.

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Thomas Flippin Jr.

February 2, 2017

"Good Night, see you tomorrow, love you Dad"

January 23, 2017

Celia and family, I am so sorry to learn of this news. I have loved everyone in your family for so long and remember all of the fun we had at your home, the beach, and the lake! I am sending love and hugs to each of you and pray that God will help you through this very difficult time. Love you always!
Mary Lou

Fernard & Jenny Moore

January 23, 2017

Dearest Celia and Family,
Tommy was one of the most sweetest, caring and gentle people I've ever known. He loved his family dearly and would go out of his way to help anyone. Tommy has left us with great wisdom and wonderful memories. May God accept him in his arms and bless us all.
Your loving brother and wife,

January 21, 2017

May Gods loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very sad time Psalms 29;11

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