Rest In Peace Jack Edwin Chipps

Our sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Chipps.

Obituary originally published in the April 23rd Edition of The Exponent Telegram

NUTTER FORT —. Jack Edwin Chipps, 86, of Clarksburg, WV, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018, at the United Hospital Center following an extended illness.

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Jack was born in Pennsboro, WV, on July 6, 1931. He was a son of the late Okey John and Della Stewart Chipps.

He is survived by his wife, whom he married on August 22, 1953.

Also surviving are

  • two sons, Jack Edwin Chipps II and wife of Clarksburg and Mr. and Mrs. Chipps of Clarksburg.
  • One daughter and son in law of Doylestown, OH.
  • Eight grandchildren, and four grandchildren in law.
  • 24 great-grandchildren
  • His dogs, “Pepe,” “Buddy” and “Sadie.”

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Catherine Evans Chipps; one great-granddaughter, Gwen Chipps; one son-in-law, Dr. Salvatore Oliverio; and two sisters, Ruth Stackpole and Sarah Crim.

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Duty to Country

Jack was a graduate of Victory High School, Class of 1950, and received his Associates Degree from WVU Parkersburg. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard on the Coast Guard Cutter Ingham, and retired as a Sergeant from the Clarksburg Police Department in 1981. After his retirement he became Chief of Security at the United Hospital Center. Jack worked for the former Sheriff Joe Trupo as Chief Deputy, was an Inspector for the State Department of Highways, and landman for Panther Fuel Company. He previously worked at Adamston Flat Glass for nine years. Mr. Chipps was a graduate of the FBI Academy 88th session, and a graduate of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

Service to Others

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Jack was also a member of the Herman Lodge No. 6, A.F.&A.M., 32-degree Scottish Rite Mason with membership in the Clarksburg bodies, and the Nemesis Shrine Temple of Parkersburg. He was a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Police, and was honored as the oldest living member. He was member of the WVU Alumni Association, and a lifetime member of the USCGC INGHAM Association.

Jack was an avid reader, and was a very giving person, but most of all Jack enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family and all of those who knew and loved him.

Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. There will be an F.O.P. Service at 7:30 p.m. to conclude the visitation. The service will be held at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home on Friday, April 27, 2018, at 11 a.m. with Reverend Michael Burge presiding. Interment will follow in the South Chestnut Street I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Downtown Clarksburg.

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***updated 11/21/2022*******

The obituary above has been edited, removing names of living relatives to ensure privacy for the family, also some grammatical edits have been made to the original content to improve the readability.

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