David Delano Flippo, Sr. CSM (Retired), U.S. Army

Born in Minor Hill, Tennessee on October 28, 1935

Departed on September 13, 2016 and resided in Hendersonville, Tennessee

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CSM (Retired), U.S. Army – Age 80, of Hendersonville, passed away September 13, 2016, after a recent illness.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Lunn Flippo; children, Vickie (Dave) Bouse, David (Nancy) Flippo, Jr., step-children, Thomas Harper and Kevin (Heather) Harper. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Agnes (Carden) Flippo, daughter, Davida (Dave) Boltz; grandson, Erik Boltz. Of eight siblings, he is survived by his brother, Jerry Flippo. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. He served 29 years with honor and distinction in the U.S. Army, retiring as Command Sergeant Major.  He proudly served in assignments in Germany, Thailand, Vietnam, Panama Canal Zone, and various U.S. installations.  Mr. Flippo also retired after 26 years with the U.S. Postal Service. He was also a Mason and a Shriner. He was deeply devoted to his country and his family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY, 40502

A Life Celebration will be held 11:00am Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Hendersonville Funeral Home. Burial will be at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 7931 McCrory LN, Nashville, TN, 37221, with the U.S. Army Honor Guard serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Monday and 10:00am – 11:00am, Tuesday at Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 East Main Street, Hendersonville, TN, 37075, 615-824-3855 hendersonvillefh.com

6 Comments to David Delano Flippo, Sr. CSM (Retired), U.S. Army

  1. Cathy Ashburn
    September 17, 2016 3:06 pm

    Bebe, I am so sorry for your loss and your families loss. Times like this will bring you together to share memories, laughs and tears. Hold on to each other to have strength during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember seeing him when he would come in to bring a grandchild to see you.

  2. C. Harper
    September 18, 2016 1:12 pm

    Linda and Family,
    So sorry for the loss of Dave. He was a man so devoted to family and fitted into ours so seamlessly. He loved being surrounded by family. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
    Love, Charlotte

  3. Nancy Hooten
    September 18, 2016 7:47 pm

    Bebe, words cannot express my sorrow for you and your family. Dave was such a wonderful person and we all loved his delightful personality. Prayers for all of you. Love, Nancy

  4. John Covington
    September 19, 2016 2:35 pm

    I think that’s the same grin he had every time he beat me at racquetball. Miss you Dave.

  5. Rusty Keeton
    September 21, 2016 12:04 am

    Dave was one of the most entertaining, happy, friendly, and funny persons I have ever met. I always enjoyed being around him and he knew how to make your sides hurt from laughter. I will miss him deeply and wish I could have seen him one more time. You will be greatly missed Dave. We will always remember you! My condolences to the Flippo family.

  6. Judy Potter-Shields
    September 22, 2016 5:11 pm

    Bebe,
    Dave was a great guy. I will always remember his laughter and intelligence, those cars and his love for you and the family. He will be missed. My heart is with you.

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