William Brown Nipper, Sr

Born: Sat., Jan. 12, 1918
Died: Sun., Sep. 23, 2012

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William Brown “Bub” Nipper, Sr., age 94, of Greensboro, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro. Born in Rochelle, GA on January 12, 1918, he was the son of the late William Alex Nipper and Maggie Brown Nipper. After living in Rochelle as a child, Bub moved to Greensboro in 1934 with his family and graduated form Greensboro High School in 1935. In 1937 he graduated from Oxford College of Emory University and in 1939 from Emory University. After college, he owned and operated Nipper Chevrolet in Greensboro. During World War II he served his country in the United States Army Air Corp. and on November 16, 1943, he married the former Sarah Nell Nelson of Cartersville, GA. In 1960, he became the owner of NAPA Auto Parts in Greensboro and Union Point until he retired in 1983. He was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro, where he served on numerous committees. Always an avid sports fan and participant, Bub never ever thought he should miss a Georgia Bulldogs basketball game, men or women!! He always enjoyed playing golf at the Greene County Country Club and on his many trips to Florida. The beach played an important part in his life---golf, swimming and eating shrimp. Bub was preceded in death by his wife Nell in October of 1982. Survivors include a son, Dr. William Brown “Bill” Nipper, Jr. and wife Kathlyn of Green Cove Springs, FL; two daughters, Brenna Nipper Brand and husband Dr. Robert Brand of Augusta, GA and Margaret “Marty” Nipper Sirmans and husband Chip of Milledgeville, GA; six grandchildren, Alex Brand and wife Allyson of Richmond, VA, Robin Brand Gentry and husband Shawn of Dallas, TX, Clay Peterson and wife Jennifer of Jacksonville, FL, Matt Nipper and wife Cynthia of Copenhagen, Denmark, Maggie Nipper of Charlotte, NC, and Sarah Beth McMillan and husband James of Louisville, GA; five great grandchildren, Lilly and Tyler Brand, Sage and Amelia Peterson and J. D. McMillan; and a very special dear friend, Mary Anna Torbert of Greensboro, GA. The family would like to thank Roger West as well as all of his faithful caregivers, especially Sondra Porter. Private internment will be held on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Morningside Cemetery, 250 Grady Street, Rochelle, GA 31079 with Pastor Merry Grayson officiating. A Memorial Service will be held, Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, North Campus, 202 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642. Visitation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, P O Box 216, Greensboro, GA 30642. or to Oxford College of Emory University, Fund for Excellence, 100 Hamill St., Oxford,GA 30054. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Jane Cobb
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
Love and prayers and my sympathy. Jane Cobb

Melanie Bufford
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
Our sympathies to the Nipper family. I remember both your mom and dad while growing up in the FUMC of Greensboro. I'm sure my Dad is already showing your Dad where everything is in Heaven.

Janice Campbell
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
Bill,Brenna,&Marty, I am so sorry for the loss of your father,thoughts and prayers to the family. Janice

Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
Mr. "Bub", during his long full life, touched many, with his kindness and sweet disposition. We express our sympathies to his family.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
Dear Bill, Brenna, Marty and The Nipper Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days and weeks to come. Your father was a true Southern Gentleman.

Smith Oliver
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
I recall Mr. Nipper, his wife/offsprings and his Father/Mother all very well with having grown up at Greensboro and also attended the Methodist Church. The entire Nipper family were outstanding community leaders and set great examples for young people in their business/personal/church lives. I'm am a better man, having grown up with their influence.

dianne finch mckinley
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
prayers for the family

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
Dear Family, Bub and Pete were dear friends. He will be missed by all. God Bless you at this time. Betty Jo Evans

kyle sisk
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
My family and I wish to express our most sincere condolences to the Nipper family. Bub always kept Mama up-to-date on all their family news. He will be missed.

Lisa Shuman
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
Marty, I am so sorry about your father. I will be out of town and will not be able to attend the memorial service, but please know that I am thinking about you and praying for you. Mr. Nipper was such a special person and I will always fondly remember him.

Laura Jeanne Stewart
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
Marty and the entire family I am so sorry about your father. He was a fine southern gentleman. He will be missed.

Jan & David Hallman
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
To the Nipper Family, Our condolences to the family. Many a time I heard my dad, mom and aunt speak so highly of Mr. Bud. Greene County has lost a fine person. he will be greatly missed. God truly got an angel. Jan and David Hallman, Josh and Robert

Ruth Hendrix
   Posted Tue September 25, 2012
I got to know Mr. Nipper through Marti and Bill- he lived a wonderful endearing life rich in family. I was so glad to know him. My sympathies for your loss of a great Dad, community icon and fellow American.

Warren and Liz Stillwell
   Posted Tue September 25, 2012
Marty, Warren and I were so sadden to hear about your Dad. He was a remarkable man. We remember meeting him from a choir event many years ago and other times as well. I am sorry we cannot make the funeral, but please know that you are in our prayers. Liz and Warren

Laura Thomas Brown
   Posted Tue September 25, 2012
Marty, Brenna, and Bill, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Bob's passing. He was such a kind and gentle man and I always enjoyed visiting in your home. I know he and Miss Nell are having a grand time now. Hugs and prayers for you and your families at this time of sorrow and rejoicing. D

W.B. & Imogene Dixon NeSmith
   Posted Tue September 25, 2012
Marty, We were sorry to hear the news about your Dad. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Percy & June Meeks
   Posted Wed September 26, 2012
Marty, Bill and Brenna. . We worked for the Nipper family so long until we felt like they were "our family". Our first stop when visiting Greensboro was to see Bub. We loved him and will miss him. Our love and prayers are with you.

Hugh Willcox
   Posted Wed September 26, 2012
Marty, I appreciate you contacting me yesterday. Your dad was special to my dad. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Nipper family. Hugh Willcox

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Thu September 27, 2012
We are both so sorry to hear of Bub's passing. We send of prayers and thoughts your way and Herb is indeed sorry he will be unable to attend the service.

Lauralee Hunter
   Posted Fri September 28, 2012
My love and sincere sympathy to the entire family, Lauralee

Martin Richards
   Posted Sat September 29, 2012
My sincere condolences and sympathy at the death of Mr. Nipper. He was always very kind to me and I remember him with greatfondness. God bless you all. Martin

Teresa Moore Churchwell
   Posted Wed October 03, 2012
Sincere sympathy in the passing of your daddy. May the warm and loving memories shared always be cherished. His great joy was his wonderful family and friends that he adored. He worked hard and was highly respected in business. Mr. Nipper will be remembered as a fine gentleman.