George Fulton Flippen

Published 1:04 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2017

George Fulton Flippen, 87, of New Canton, born on March 29, 1929, departed this life peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2016 for his new assignment.  The son of the late Edward Wesley and Mariah Davis Flippen, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Hudgins Flippen; brothers, Wesley Flippen, Charlie Flippen, Randolph Flippen, Sweeney Hudgins, Richardson Hudgins, Thomas Hudgins and Artie Flippen; sisters, Catherine F. Harding and Lenora F. Kaverman.

He is survived by a sister, Agnes Reed of Clarksville.  He leaves behind his children, Beth Davis (Melvin) of Wingina, Jeff Davis (Loretta) of New Canton, Ted Flippen (Lisa) of New Canton and Phillip Flippen (Joann) of Drakes Branch; his grandchildren, John Vannoy (Shelly), Wayne Vannoy (Justine), Alicia Davis (Daniel), Ashley Davis, Brittany Davis, Thomas Flippen (Emily) and Jonathan Flippen; two great-grandchildren and many, many nieces and nephews.

He served his country as an Army medic for the 8th Calvary Regiment during the Korean Conflict.  He was a roofing slate splitter at the Arvonia Slate quarries and also a tobacco and cattle farmer.  He enjoyed gardening.  He loved his Savior Jesus Christ and served him throughout his entire life.  He joined Mount Zion Baptist Church in 1939 and served there as Deacon and Deacon Emeritus until he moved to Hunter Holmes McGuire Community Living Center in Richmond, where he was loved and well cared for during the past 12 years.

Memorial contributions may be made the Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery Trust Fund, 6277 Cartersville Road, New Canton, VA 23123.

Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, served the family.