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Gaspar Hipo

December 11, 1960January 2, 2021
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The loving father and husband passed away unexpectedly January 2, 2021. Born December 11, 1960 in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico he was extremely proud of his Mayan heritage. Named after one of the Wise men who brought gifts to baby Jesus, Gaspar was a Catholic who worshiped Christ faithfully. Preceded in death by both his parents, Gaspar Sr. and Rosa Maria Colli, he assumed responsibility of their nursing home and hospice care. A self-admitted “Mama’s boy,” he held her hand thru her last breaths which left him truly broken hearted, Glory to God, he is with them in Heaven and is fulfilled with peace and love forever.

Married to Debra for 27 years, they prayed years for a child. To their joyous amazement, they were blessed with two boys, Gaspar III and Gabriel. A devoted father, Gaspar saw in his sons the best of himself and was proud of the men they are becoming. Their fathers’ love will never leave them and is still strong enough to lead them thru their lives. He taught them well to love, honor, and care for their mother Debra all her life.

Gaspar will be missed by so many family and friends. Our memories of him are many, especially his stories of amateur featherweight boxing, his fierce loyalty to his Pittsburg Steelers, and his constant, sometimes wicked sense of humor. He was a truly good man, and we can remember him with love and laughter even as we shed many tears of grief, shock, and sorrow. Gaspar made a difference in this world and he will not be forgotten.

He is survived by his wife Debra, sons Gaspar III and Gabriel, his brothers Alex and Joe Hipo and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 8, 2021

  • Rosary

    Friday, January 8, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

  • Interment

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

Memories

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Emy Joe Bellenfant-Bilbrey

January 9, 2021

To Alex, Debra & the rest of the family,
Our hearts are broken in TN over the loss of Gaspar, Jr. We have fond memories of his youth in College Grove. May you Rest in peace. You’re back in the arms of your sweet mother & Father.
Emy joe Bellenfant-Bilbrey
College Grove, TN

John Behan

January 8, 2021

I was extremely saddened to hear about Gaspar. It was just this week before hearing about Gaspar that JohnnyS and I were reminiscing about the olden days (@TI and AirLiquide) and our fond remembrance of Gaspar. Johnny and Gaspar worked the night crew together for couple of decades at least. Gaspar and I had many talks about family and BL (his boys) and our Catholic faith. I will always appreciate the work ethic Gaspar had in his days working with me. He was a joy to be around - despite his affinity for the Steelers (as I am avid Cowboys fan. ) I have missed my friend the last few years. I appreciate him taking the time to reach out to me to chat. Eternal rest Gaspar; May perpetual light shine upon you.

Deepest condolences to Debra and the boys

john B

Rosa Sanguino

January 7, 2021

My earliest memory of my cousin Gaspar is playing in the street in front of our houses in Merida. We lived next door to each other until his family moved to Tennessee. As teenagers we were reunited in Texas, and as one of the only boy cousins, he chaperoned us girls out to the dances on the weekends. He was kind to everyone and fun to be around.

Through adulthood he always helped our moms stay close and would come to visit her often. I always felt his love for my parents and appreciate the friendship we got to continue after grieving the loss of our parents. We had many long phone calls recalling the old days, memories of our loved ones lost. I can't believe he's another one gone now. May you rest in peace, Gaspar.

Sandra Hipo

January 7, 2021

I will never forget, when my boys were little Gaspar would always buy them shoes when they outgrew their old ones. He was always helping others when they were in a bind. Thanks Uncle Gaspar.

Jose Palos

January 7, 2021

Sorry for your Loss Debra. My Condolences . Prayers for you and your family .

randy morris

January 6, 2021

I am so sorry for the loss of my good friend Gaspar. My favorite memory of him is about 6 months after I hired in at Texas Instruments in March, 1991 he and I attended a "Camp Fire" meeting that was held by the company president at the time, Ross Schrader. Ross was talking about how everyone needs to pull together to make T.I. a great company to work for. All of a sudden, Gaspar spoke up and pointed at me (I was sitting beside him) and said "Ross, this is one of the hardest working men we have at the DCC". I have never forgotten that and I mill miss him dearly. God Bless You and may you rest in peace my friend.
Randy Morris

DeLacy Bellenfant

January 5, 2021

Gaspar and his family came to live in Tennessee with us when I was five years old. I thought of him as my brother. I have the fondest memories of playing in their treehouse, on the farm and later great memories of visiting in Texas. My heart breaks that I cannot be there for his service. He had a loving heart and I am so thankful for our last phone visit on Thanksgiving Day. Sometimes he would call me and say...I just wanted to call and chat. He was taken way too soon but God needed him more. His body is heeled now with no more suffering. He is with his precious Mom and Dad in Heaven...until we meet again brother!

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