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.

Condolence & Memory Journal

It will be 6 yrs on Sun, May 2nd since I've seen you my love...I miss you so very much. It will be a year since Budro left me to go hang out with you, Ed, Wink & Jerry...I miss all 4 of you guys & Budro...hope you're catching lots of fish & not a bunch of seaweed..That's still my favorite picture of you my love...6 yrs has been like forever....

Posted by Teri Pipkin - Springfield, IL - spouse   April 29, 2021

It's been a year since you went to be with Jesus....Bud & I miss you soooo very much every day.....I'm very happy that I got to know you & to have been married to my best friend.....I miss you my love..

Posted by Teri Pipkin - Springfield, IL - Spouse   May 02, 2016


It's been 3 months since God called you home honey......Bud & I miss you sooooo very much......kbf

Posted by Teri Pipkin - Springfield, IL - wife   September 01, 2015


Happy Father's Day my love....Bud misses you bunches so he asked me to light candle & let you know he loves you....Sunnie went fishing with Dennis & Ed...Miss you my love....

Posted by Teri Pipkin    June 21, 2015

Sunnie I'm so sorry to hear about your dad your in my prayers. Stay strong. Your dad was fun to work with. Keep your head high he will be deeply missed love you honey. Jennie ( from Kmart)

Posted by A friend   May 07, 2015

With our deepest sympathies.

Posted by Hilton Springfield - Springfield, IL   May 06, 2015

Sorry for your loss, I went to school with Bob and grew up down the street as neighbors. He as a great guy.

Posted by Ron Sandhaas - IL   May 05, 2015

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family during this time of sorrow.

Peggy Raabe

Posted by Peggy Raabe - Springfield, IL   May 05, 2015


Speaking as an old old neighbor and family friend, I remember Robert as the youngest member of the brood, and someone who had to deal with challenges from his 3 older brothers, regularly. So glad to hear that he rose to the occasion with a keen sense of humor. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May you celebrate his life in style, music and all!

Posted by Candace Strang - The Woodlands, TX   May 05, 2015

He had a twinkle in his eyes and mischievous smile! He was family! He will be missed! Celebrate his life and we all see him again. Love and hugs!

Posted by Linda Schafer Douglas - Naples, FL   May 05, 2015

im so sorry i loved pip he was apart of me growing up him n his humor gonna miss him sorry for the loss you all are n my prayers.... Jenn

Posted by A friend   May 04, 2015

Terri & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss! I am keeping you in my prayers! Lots of hugs and prayers for wonderful memories!

Posted by Katie Champion Williams - Riverton, IL   May 04, 2015

Pipkin Family
Robert was one of a kind. It is never easy to say good-bye. My thoughts are with all the cousins.

Posted by Matt Maher - Boise, ID   May 04, 2015

My condolences to the Pipkin family.

Jerry Kratochvil

Posted by A friend   May 04, 2015


Pip, I will never forget you. You were always like my big brother. I love you 4ever. May the angels lead you into paradise and take you to Jerusalem to the holy city; may the choirs of the angels receive you; and I pray you have rest everlasting. AMEN. (ps - save me a seat......) Teri, my best of friends for over 20 years, Keep the faith, GF, be strong, I love you so much. Mindy

Posted by mindy iocca - taylorville, IL   May 04, 2015

My prayers go out to the Pipkin family. I was a second cousin to Robert but also grew up with him in the Blessed Sacrament area and have fond memories of him. He had a heart of gold a could joke around with the best of them. God bless from the Schafer family

Posted by Jack Schafer - Springfield, IL - cousin   May 04, 2015

My heart goes out to Sunnie and the rest of the family. She stays so strong and positive no matter what life throws at her. She amazes me constantly and truly loves and admires her dad. He was lucky to have you baby girl. Sending love!!

Posted by Brittany Buckles - Urbana, IL   May 04, 2015

Teri and Family, We are so sorry of your loss.
Thinking of you all.
Cathy Miller Moushon

Posted by A friend   May 04, 2015

Sorry for your loss. May the peace of God which passes understanding be on you and your family.

Posted by stan stigleman - springfield, IL   May 04, 2015


Posted by Susan Schafer Amato - IL   May 04, 2015

To my Pipkin Cousins, I am so very sorry for your loss and ours. I have so many fond memories of Robert running around with our Robert at the family parties. You're in my prayers during this very difficult time.
Susan Schafer Amato

Posted by A friend   May 04, 2015


I love you honey & miss you deeply...Bud misses you too..I'm at peace knowing you are at peace....My life has been changed forever from having had you in it....RIP babe & I'll be seeing you...

Posted by Teri Pipkin - Springfield, IL   May 04, 2015


Posted by MEL RICHARDS - SPRINGFIELD, IL   May 04, 2015

We had a lot of good times through the years. Will sure miss Pip at the Grateful Dead picnic this year. He will be missed by all who attend.

Posted by Jacque Kuizin - Springfield, IL   May 04, 2015

I can't ever remember not seeing a smile on his face. He has been battling hard for a year. I will miss his laugh. Hugs and prayers from our family to all our cousins.
Love Lisa, Susan, Carrie, and Rob

Posted by A friend   May 04, 2015

To Jim and all the Pipkin family.
We are so sorry for your loss of Robert. May our Lord Jesus comfort you through this difficult time!

Posted by Ron and Kathy Tribble - Murrayville, IL   May 04, 2015

Pip will be greatly missed.....

Posted by Scott Wenke - Clearwater, FL   May 04, 2015