CHATHAM — Private graveside services for John Allen Nipper, 90, of Chatham, were held at Greenfield Cemetery. He passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Sharkey-Issaquena County Hospital, Rolling Fork. Arrangements were under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
He was born in Arkansas, the son of William Richard and Anna Banks Garner Nipper. In 1954 he married Roberta Lee (Dutchie) Landers. They moved to Chatham in 1960, where they were engaged in farming. Mr. Nipper was a member of Glen Allan United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife in April.
He is survived by four children, Lynnette (Frank) Stone, of Chatham, Jeff (Connie) Nipper, of Rolling Fork, Garry (Dawn) Nipper, of Chatham, and Larry (Lisa) Nipper, of Chatham; nine grandchildren, Will (Elizabeth) Nipper, of Rolling Fork, Anna (Billy) Threet, of Grace, Justin (Meriwalker) Nipper, of Greenville, Drew (Kristin) Nipper, of Glen Allan, Nikki (Daniel) New, of Glen Allan, Allen (Brittany) Stone, of Wayside, Julia (Trey) Densford, of Greenville, Nelson Nipper, of Hattiesburg, and John Jared Nipper, of Chatham; 18 great-grandchildren, Christian Britt, Shelbee Nipper, Alyssa Stone, Jackson Nipper, Joseph Nipper, Hayes Nipper, Eris New, Jace Nipper, Hall Nipper, Collins Nipper, Tucker Burns, Levi Stone, Emma Craig Nipper, Lane Nipper, Molly New, McKinley Densford, Owen Stone and Lexi Stone; and a sister, Ruth Thiry.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Glen Allan United Methodist Church.