David Michael Chipps, 58, of Hacker Valley, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012, in Webster County Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 19, 1953, at Cleveland, Ohio, to Coy Clifford and Nellie Lemonie Dever Chipps.
He was a lumber inspector for Eastern Hardwood Lumber Co. He lived the majority of his life in Webster County and was formerly of Cleveland, Ohio. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing and will be greatly missed by his wife and children.
David is survived by his wife, Jacqueline "Jackie" Joyce Gum Chipps; sons, Nicholas Chipps and girlfriend, Chelsea, who was like David's daughter, Tyler Chipps and Caleb Chipps, all of Hacker Valley; parents; brother-in-law, Clifford W. (Beth) Gum of Woodstock, Ga.; sister, Diane Betler of Kanawha Head; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Friends were received Tuesday at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Chris Cosner officiating. Interment will follow in Hacker Valley Cemetery.