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Edward L. "Ed" "Big E" Whipple, Sr.

Edward L. "Ed" "Big E" Whipple, Sr.
  • May 30, 1962 - August 22, 2021
  • Augusta, Michigan

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“RIP EDDIE MY DEAR BROTHER. I CHERISH ALL THE MEMORIES GROWING UP AND HAVING YOU PICK ON ME. WHAT I WOULD GIVE TO HAVE YOU AGITATE ME. LOVE YOU ALWAYS...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Tara Thomason-Double - Mims, FL

“We will miss ya bro. Ed became part of our Moose family here camping every chance he could. Going to be very sad not seeing you pull into your spot...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Richard and Cindy VanBeck - MI

“Ww will miss ya bro. Ed became part of our Moose family here camping every chance he could. Going to be very sad not seeing you pull into your spot...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Richard and Cindy VanBeck - MI

“Will miss big Bike riding, proud of his family, hard workin’, Big teddy bear of a guy Ed. Enjoyed helping him and seeing him on a weekly basis. ”
4 of 30 | Posted by: Leslie Ashbaugh - Portage, MI

“My condolences to Ed's family and friends. ”
5 of 30 | Posted by: Julie Lynch - Delton, MI - Friend

“I met Ed while I was working at a credit union. At first, he seemed hard to get to know but over time I came to know the fun and humorous Ed everyone...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Cayla - Acquaintance

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
7 of 30 | Posted by: AMBER CARPENTER - Richlands, NC

“Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Ed is one who's laughter, big hearted smile, and love for life will be truly missed. Always when he walked...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Terry & Melissa Shumaker - Otsego, MI

“I only knew you for a brief moment but you made a big impact on this world my friend. Safe travels in your journeys. ”
9 of 30 | Posted by: Dennis Watson - Friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
10 of 30 | Posted by: AMBER CARPENTER - Friend

“I've seen so many comments from people who knew him and am saddened byy absence for the past 25 years. I've missed so much of his life. I have...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Peggy Welch - St Johns, AZ

“My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. The world will sure be a poorer place without such a great guy. ”
12 of 30 | Posted by: Carrie Sommers Sommers - KY

“I met Ed at the Duck. One of the last times I was there when he was, his dad and son were also there. We chatted and talked about how cool that was...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Michelle Geer - Mattawan, MI

“Please except my condolences,my heart and prayers go out to all of you. ”
14 of 30 | Posted by: Cindy Elsey - Hillman, MI

“We will miss you Big E Ride On Until we meet again R.I.P ”
15 of 30 | Posted by: Tom and Guess-Jones - Kalamazoo, MI

“May time accomplish what no words can do ”
16 of 30 | Posted by: pat longfield - Galesburg, MI

“Prayers for the family ”
17 of 30 | Posted by: Daryl Anderson - Smith - MI

“So sorry for your loss of Ed. Prayers for comfort at this time. Howie & Jill Haycook ”
18 of 30 | Posted by: Jill Haycook - Augusta, MI

“We are so sorry for you loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 30 | Posted by: Scott & Shelley Kohl - Augusta, MI

“Ill miss you my forever friend ”
20 of 30 | Posted by: Kay Knapp Knapp - Roseburg, OR

“To the Whipple family, especially Eddie. We are so sorry for the sudden loss of Ed, AKA Big E. Susie and I both had opportunities to talk with...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Rob & Susie Piper - Plainwell, MI

“The time I knew him he was always smiling and full of life. A fun guy to hangout with. ”
22 of 30 | Posted by: Regina Sherman - Scotts, MI

“We were just sharing memories and enjoying each other's stories Friday! Ride Free Brother until I see you again! ”
23 of 30 | Posted by: Bob Stone Sr - Galesburg, MI

“My deepest condolences and prayers to you all ”
24 of 30 | Posted by: Dan Cunningham Cunningham - MI

“Ed was such a kind gentleman who would do anything for anyone.He will be missed by so many.Many prayers and condolences to his kids/grandchildren and...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Dawn Rogers Rogers - Dowling, MI

“I'm heartbroken over the loss of my brother. To the Whipple family I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Big E...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Corrie Smith - Kalamazoo, MI

“Sorry we couldn't be there due to funds our heart is broken we're praying for the family ”
27 of 30 | Posted by: Daniel & Mylene Lantis - Spring, TX

“Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Ed's. He was a good man. He will be deeply missed. May God Bless & He RIP... ”
28 of 30 | Posted by: Robin & Ken Mensch - Kalamazoo, MI

“My brother, my friend. You will be missed more than you know. My condolences to the family. BOTR ”
29 of 30 | Posted by: Tim (Hammer) Ray - Byron Center, MI

“Know your happy riding your Harley to Heaven Ride on Brother ”
30 of 30 | Posted by: Pattie Packer - Summertown, TN


Edward L. "Ed" "Big E" Whipple, Sr., age 59, of Augusta, tragically passed away unexpectedly from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Sunday morning, August 22, 2021. He was born in Battle Creek on May 30, 1962 the loving son of William W. and Helen Joy (Garrett) Whipple, Sr. and graduated with the Galesburg-Augusta High School class of 1981. Ed served as a truck driver for KMR and many other area companies for more than 30 years.

Ed is survived by his children, Edward (Rachel) Whipple, Jr. of Kalamazoo, Jessica (Dustin) Craigmyle of Battle Creek, Sheldon Whipple of Kalamazoo, and Nate (Sabrina) Whipple of Kalamazoo; his parents, William Sr. and Helen Joy; six grandchildren; his brother, Bill (Tammie) Whipple, Jr. of Galesburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Shelby Whipple.

Ed was a member of the Otsego Moose Lodge # 345 and the Brotherhood of the Road Riding Club. He was always willing to help others in need or help others wrench on their bikes. An avid outdoorsman, Ed enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and of course, riding his motorcycle and truly loved family get togethers.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 25th at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Augusta Chapel where funeral services to celebrate Ed's life will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 26th. Interment will follow at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Hope Township. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Kinnley Memorial, checks made payable to Kathy Nelson, 12148 Fort Custer Drive, Galesburg, MI 49053.

"When in doubt, throttle it out!!" "I got this!!"