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“Tom & Janie, We were on vacation when your dad passed away. I am so sorry that I missed his funeral and the opportunity to wrap my arms...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Sherry Sainato Hammer - Elkins, WV

“I really do not wHere to start. I remenber Dale And His beloved wife Milderd from as far back as a child has memory.Anyway Tommy Dean and myself all...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Larry Griffith - Montrose, WV

“Dean, Tom and families, Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Our thoughts and Prayers are with your families. Always enjoyed talking with your Dad...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: John and Mary Hartman. Sr. - VA

“You are in are thoughts and prayers ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: David & Kimberly Harrah, family - WV

“My sincere condolences for your loss. As a lifelong friend of his grandson, Matt, I had the honor and privilege of knowing “Grandpa Chipps” for...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Michael Davies - Morgantown, WV

“Tom and Dean and grandchildren and great grandchildren We were very sorry to hear of Dale's passing, but now he's with the love of his wife, Bode. ...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Eddie and Willie Cross - Kerens, WV

“Dean, Tom and families. I am so sorry to hear of Dales passing. I just spent time talking to him at the school reunion in July. Always a smile, a...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Linda Gainer Maple - VA - Friend

“Tom, Dean and family, I am sorry to hear about Dale. We will greatly miss his friendship and the wonderful stories. Camp will never be the same...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Mike & Joyce Moran - Elkins, WV

“My sincere sympathy to you. It's tough to lose a parent. Cherish the happy memories. Love and prayers, Roberta ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Roberrta Poling Hershey - MD

“Tom, You and your family are in our prayers. Larry and Pam Ford ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Larry and Pam Ford - Shady Spring, WV

“Tom and family, I grew up hearing stories and knowing some of the places that we had to offer in our small community. I went to church at Harts...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Barbara Workman Douglas - friend

“Dean,Tom and Family...So sorry to learn of your Dad's passing, I knew him for most of my life being from Kerens too. It will seem strange not to see...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Tiny (Cross) Canfield - Friend

“Tom and Dean, It is so hard to know what to say at a time like this and sorry doesn't seem to be enough, but I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Diane & Rick Hawkins

“I'm so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. He was always such a dear friend and a delight when he came into the office. He'll be missed by myself and...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Merllene Yorkey - Friend

“We will surely miss sharing our table at Western Steer on Sundays. He always had such a happy smile and looked glad to see us coming in! May God...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Richard & Ann Fretwell - Cousin

“Tommy, It has been a few months ago, but Uncle Dale saw me and remembered me. He even called out my name. I have so many fond memories of our past...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: LeAnna Poe Bickel

“Tom, Jane, Dean, and families: We were so sorry to hear of Dale's passing, but he fought a hard fight, and now it's his time to rest and be with...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Diane & Dave Coberly - Montrose, WV

“Tom, Dale and families, So saddened to see another friend of our parent's generation pass. As a child growing up I always heard Kerens stories that...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Lorrayne Corley - friend


DALE DEAN CHIPPS, SR., age 92 years, a resident of Kerens, WV departed this life early Sunday morning, February 3, 2013 at the Princeton Community Hospital at Princeton, WV. He had been in declining health for the past three months.
He was born Thursday, December 30, 1920 at Elkins, WV a son of the late Clinton B. and Mabel Dean Chipps. On November 1, 1941, he was married to the former Mildred Louise Poling, who preceded him in death October 12, 2006. They had celebrated sixty-four years of marriage. Surviving are two sons, Dale Dean Chipps, Jr., Fort Myers, FL; Thomas S. Chipps and wife Jane Rothlisberger Chipps, Beckley; five grandchildren, Lory Chipps Dillon and husband Tyler, Ft. Myers, FL; Matthew Dean Chipps, Bridgeport; Jason Thomas Chipps and wife Katherine, Charleston; Ashley Jane Chipps; and Joshua Hunter Chipps, both of Beckley; and five great grandchildren, Braden Thomas Chipps; Ella Grace Chipps; Hannah Marie Dillon; Tyler Dillon, III; and Jack Dillon.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Preceding him in death are one sister, Pauline Arles Harsh; and two granddaughters, Carey Elizabeth Chipps; and Kelly Suzanne Chipps.
He was a graduate of Elkins High School with the Class of 1939 and was a Veteran of the U. S. Navy, serving during World War II, from 1942 to 1945, being a part of the Normandy Invasion, the Casablanca Invasion and served on the Atlantic Fleet Flag Ship that carried President Truman. He was an employee of the WV Department of Highways with thirty-five years of service, retiring as the Supervisor of the District 8 Material Testing Laboratory. He was a member of the former Kerens Lodge # 183, IOOF, was a member of the H. W. Daniel's Post # 29, American Legion, the Tygarts Valley Post # 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Elkins Lodge # 108, A. F. & A. M. where he was a 32 degree Mason and the former Harts Chapel Methodist Church at Kerens.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 to 8 PM, Thursday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, Friday, February 8, 2013 at 1 PM. The Rev. Kevin Gainer will officiate and interment will follow at the Israel Cemetery at Kerens, WV, where the H. W. Daniel's Post # 29, American Legion, the Tygarts Valley Post # 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the United States Navy will conduct full military honors. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Israel Church Cemetery Fund, Route # 2, Box 304-B, Elkins, WV 26241.
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