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Johnnie “J L” Nippers

Johnnie “J L” Nippers of Beechgrove passed this life on Monday, January 4, 2021 at Unity Medical Center at the age of 85. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 1 – 3 PM at the Manchester Community Room in the Coffee County Administrative Plaza on Highway 55.
A native of Coffee County, Mr. Nippers was the son of the late Walter and Myrtle Hobbs Nippers. He was a plumber and welder by trade and worked in the oil fields. He was also a Chain Saw artist and has folk art displayed all over the world. He won best of shows at many craft fairs and was featured on the “Talk of the Town”. He befriended George Jones through his folk art. He enjoyed going to yard sales and flea markets and collecting clocks. He always was ready to go out to eat at Captain D’s or Kentucky Fried Chicken and enjoyed watching wrestling matches.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Loretta Marie Nippers; daughter, Pamela Nippers; brothers, Claude, Earl, Oscar “Bo” and James Nippers; sisters, Maude Nippers, Georgia-Kate Nippers, Mary Nell Holt, Helen Perry, Dorothy Ruth Nichols, Doris Philpot and Edna Flowers; grandson, Christopher Fitch and three angel great grand babies.
He is survived by son, Billy Glen Nippers (Sherry) of Beechgrove; daughters, Cindy Fitch of Beechgrove and Tam Turner (Donnie) of Manchester; grandchildren, Amber Turner, Justin Turner (Brittney), Jordan Turner, Billy Nippers Jr and Savannah Nippers and great grandchildren, Linkin, Brodie-Raelynn and Addilynn Grace.
Please visit our website at to leave online condolences. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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