Robert "Pip" Pipkin

  • Born: February 23, 1964
  • Died: May 2, 2015
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Land Cremation Society

917 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Tel. (217) 523-4646

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert "Pip" Pipkin, 51, of Springfield, passed away at 11:03 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

Pip was born on February 23, 1964 in Springfield, the son of Murray and Marcella Schafer Pipkin. He married Teri Larson on May 28, 2011 in Mechanicsburg.

Pip could easily be described as a man with a heart of gold. His generosity and selflessness was apparent to everyone who knew him. Not only was he genuinely kind and caring, he had a fun-loving spirit and a wonderful sense of humor. When he wasn't working, you could find him at his favorite fishing hole, shooting a game of pool, or playing shuffleboard, laughing and enjoying life with his family or friends while listening to his favorite band, the Grateful Dead. Pip also very much enjoyed walking his beloved dog, "Budro" Pipkin.

Pip was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Teri Pipkin; daughter, Sunnie Pipkin; stepchildren, Ben and Danielle Larson; three step-grandchildren; seven siblings, Mary Goldstein (husband, Tony), William (wife, Chris) Pipkin, Louise (husband, Rick) Kaufmann, Katherine (husband, Greg) Kaufmann, James (wife, Sue) Pipkin, Thomas (wife, Bonnie) Pipkin, and Barbara Pipkin; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins, and his beloved dog, "Budro" Pipkin.
Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

Memorial Gathering and Memorial Mass: The family will host a Memorial Gathering from 10:00 a.m. until the Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1725 S. Walnut St., Springfield with Rev. Jeff Grant, celebrant.