Randy Joe Nipp left this earth and entered his heavenly home on Aug. 4, 2022, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He leaves behind his wife of 20 years, Rebecca Nipp; his mother, Patsy Blakemore; his brother, Timothy (Carolyn) Nipp; his mother-in-law, Carolyn Booker; his sister-in-law, Deborah (David) Elston; brother-in-law, Michael (Elsie) Booker; nephews, Andrew (Laura) Nipp, Landon Nipp, Luke (Julie) Sanderson and Justin (Wendy) Booker; nieces, Emily (Grant) Taylor and Brandy Elston; great-nephews, Aaron Nipp, Austin Nipp and Jackson Booker; and a great-niece, Lulu Booker.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Morris Blakemore; and grandparents, Jay and Opal Kersey and T.C and Gladys Nipp.
Randy was born on July 20, 1956, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He graduated from Union City High School and went on to receive his bachelor of science degree in engineering and master’s in engineering management from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Randy worked for Jackson Energy Authority “JEA” for 35 years, retiring in 2016 as senior vice president of the Gas Division. During his career with JEA, he served a term as president of the Tennessee Gas Association and was presented with the Silver Flame Award in 2015. His greatest accomplishment, however, was the day he gave his life to the Lord on June 17, 2010. He was a member of West Jackson Baptist Church and a member of Faithwalk Community. He loved the Lord, his wife, his family, his friends, riding his Harley motorcycle and traveling. He will be terribly missed by those who know and loved him.
Funeral services were held at noon Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in the chapel of Arrington Funeral Directors, with the Revs. Mark McSwaim and Tim Bass officiating. Burial followed in Hayes Chapel Cemetery in Mercer.
Pallbearers were Justin Booker, Stan Knievel, An-drew Nipp, Landon Nipp, Tim Nipp and Luke Sander-son. Honorary pallbearers were Jackson Booker, Chris Coughlin, Aaron Nipp and Austin Nipp.
The family received friends on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, from 3-5 p.m. at Arrington Funeral Directors and on Monday from 11 a.m. until the service hour.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of West Tennessee, c/o The Foundation, 74 Directors Row, Jackson, TN 38305 or online at wthfoundation.org.
Published in The Messenger on 8.11.22