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Salado â€“ Tommy Glenn Hipp, 67, died on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock, AK.
Services will be a visitation at Broecker Funeral Home, Salado, TX on Dec. 3, 2013, from 4-5:15 p.m. A rosary will be held at 5:30 p.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Salado. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, with a visitation starting at 8 a.m. Internment will be at St. Boniface Cemetery, Olften, TX on Wednesday, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. with military honors.
Tommy was born in Nolan County town of Roscoe, TX on July 27, 1947 to Joseph Franklin Hipp and Josie Elizabeth Tubb. He was raised in Blackwell, TX and graduated from San Angelo State University with a bachelors and masters degree in Biology.
He was a Marine retiring from active service Feb. 11, 1973. Tommy was married to his wife Barbara on May 24, 1975.
He always worked with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving first as a lake manager at Granger Lake in Granger, TX, park ranger and recreational specialist at Hords Creek Lake in Coleman and park ranger, OC Fisher Reservoir in San Angelo.
Tommy was a proud leader for his daughters, sheep and horse projects, member of the Coleman County Lions Club, PRCA Coleman Rodeo Club member, Coleman Soccer Club President, Founder the Annual West Texas Boys Ranch Deer Hunt at Hords Creek Lake and member of St. Stephenâ€™s Catholic Church and Menâ€™s Group. He had a passion fro Genealogy and spent many days and weeks on research projects.
Another of Tommyâ€™s passions was his love of music, where he was a skilled guitarist and loved to record his music.
He is preceded in death by his father, mother and brother Jimmy Hipp and wife Charlotte.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Traci Seely of Katy, TX and husband Michael and daughter Tonya Bronikowski of Waller, TX and husband Dwayne. He was Papaw to Jessica Seely, Thomas Seely, Adelyn Jo Bronikowski and Peyton Bronikowski. He is also survived by his sister, Emma Lou Wagner and husband Harley.
Tommy was a fighter who spent a decade traveling back and forth to UAMS in Little Rock to receive treatment for multiple myeloma and continuous treatment at Scott and White.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen Catholic Church Building Fund, Salado, TX or the West TX Boys Ranch Deer Hunt at Hords Creek Lake, Coleman, TX.
Services are in the care of Broecker Funeral Home, Salado.