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“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...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Teri Pipkin - Springfield, IL

“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...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Teri Pipkin - Springfield, IL

“It's been 3 months since God called you home honey......Bud & I miss you sooooo very much......kbf ”
3 of 27 | Posted by: Teri Pipkin - Springfield, IL

“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 &...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Teri Pipkin

“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...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“With our deepest sympathies. ”
6 of 27 | Posted by: Hilton Springfield - Springfield, IL

“Sorry for your loss, I went to school with Bob and grew up down the street as neighbors. He as a great guy. ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: Ron Sandhaas - IL

“TeriI 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 ”
8 of 27 | Posted by: Peggy Raabe - Springfield, IL

“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...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Candace Strang - The Woodlands, TX

“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! ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Linda Schafer Douglas - Naples, FL

“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 ”
11 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Terri & Family,I am so sorry for your loss! I am keeping you in my prayers! Lots of hugs and prayers for wonderful memories! ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Katie Champion Williams - IL

“Pipkin FamilyRobert was one of a kind. It is never easy to say good-bye. My thoughts are with all the cousins. ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: Matt Maher - Boise, ID

“My condolences to the Pipkin family.Jerry Kratochvil ”
14 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“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...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: mindy iocca - taylorville, IL

“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...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Jack Schafer - Springfield, IL

“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...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Brittany Buckles - Urbana, IL

“Teri and Family, We are so sorry of your loss.Thinking of you all.Cathy Miller Moushon ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry for your loss. May the peace of God which passes understanding be on you and your family. ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: stan stigleman - springfield, IL


20 of 27 | Posted by: Susan Schafer Amato - IL

“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...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“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...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Teri Pipkin - Springfield, IL

“PIPKIN WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE,MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY,HE WAS A GOOD MAN! ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: MEL RICHARDS - SPRINGFIELD, IL

“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. ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Jacque Kuizin - Springfield, IL

“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...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“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! ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Ron and Kathy Tribble - IL

“Pip will be greatly missed..... ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: Scott Wenke - Clearwater, FL


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.