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Mr. Clyde Leroy Whipple

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“Laurie, Richard and Jack,Please accept our most heartfelt sincere condolences on your Father's passing. I just heard about it. Your Father was a good...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Mary Huerta-Guzman - San Benito, TX

“I grew up with Clyde, (we called him Johnny, that's what my Uncle Fred called him) We had lots of fun on the farm with Clyde Billy, Charlotte and...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Patricia Smalley (Whipple) - MI

“Great memories were made at Uncle Clyde's farm with all my cousin. Rest in peace. Sending prayers to the family for their loss. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Rita Lantis Lowery - Athens, GA

“I have many fond memories of Clyde, most of which relating to what friendship should be. No matter what his situation at the time, whether he just...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Skip Sommers - Mount Sterling, KY

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Clyde Leroy Whipple Jr., age 74, of Augusta died Friday morning, December 16, 2016 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born in Battle Creek on March 11, 1942, the son of Clyde F. and Edna (Morris) Whipple. Clyde worked on the family farm in Augusta for many years. A true outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, farming, and taking care of animals.

Clyde is survived by his children, Penny Deboer of Kansas, Lorraine "Lori" Baker of Hastings, Richard (Stephanie) Whipple of Germany, and Jack Whipple of Augusta; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 2 brothers, William (Joy) Whipple and Fred Whipple, both of Augusta, and a sister, Ruthie Whipple of Augusta. He was sadly preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Kenny Baker II.; a sister, Charlotte, and a brother, George.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial gathering to celebrate Clyde's life will be held at the family home in Augusta at a later date. Please omit flowers and in lieu of flowers, consider making donations to the family c/o Lorraine Baker. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Augusta Chapel. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memoires of Clyde may be placed at