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Linwood C. (Butch) Pippen

June 6, 1950 — June 22, 2015

USAF TSGT (Ret) Linwood C. (Butch) Pippen, 65, of Valdosta, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born June 6, 1950, in Wilmington, NC. Mr. Pippen was a member of Perimeter Road Baptist Church, he was known to be a fighter. He loved life, he loved his family and they loved him, and he accepted everyday as a gift from God.

He is survived by his wife of twenty-eight years, Janice S. Pippen of Valdosta; four children, Patty Tyson (Mike) of Moultrie, Michell Lanier (David) of Ray City, Chasity Hansel (Billy) of Hahira, and Richard J. Pippen II of Valdosta; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his mother, Bernice Pippen of Lake Park; a half-sister, Betty Sargent of Wilmington, NC; a half-brother, Carl Borton of Winnabow, NC; and a nephew, Aaron Cruze (Meredith) of Eaton, OH. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard J. Pippen; a grandson, Linwood C. Pippen II; and a sister Evelyn Cruze.

The Funeral Service for Mr. Pippen will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Perimeter Road Baptist Church, with Senior Pastor Brian Anderson and Senior Adult Pastor Charlie Fleetwood officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Satilla Memorial Gardens, Douglas. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Carson McLane Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Partnership Cancer Fund at Pearlman Cancer Center. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta.

Funeral Home:
Carson McLane Funeral Home
2215 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA
US 31602

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