Col. (Ret) Lawrence Allen Pippins
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Col. (Ret.) Lawrence Allen Pippins

Larry Pippins passed away peacefully at home on December 2, 2017 after an 18 month battle with ALS. He was born in Pensacola, FL. He was a veteran of the Army, having served 30 years, mainly in the Military Police. He served in Desert Storm, in Iraq and as the Inspector General Of the Louisiana National Guard from 2001-2006. He was a graduate of Choctawhatchee High School, Fort Walton, FL and received a BA and MA from the University of South Florida, Tampa.He is survived by his wife, Linda Bogan Rose Pippins; his sisters, Peggy Pippins Dyer (Reese); Patti Pippins Gilmore (Reggie), Mary Pippins Fuller (Stephen), Sandra Jumonville Brown (Gregory); brothers, Joe Pippins (Cheri), Francis Jumonville (Robin); father-in-law, Robert Bogan, Jr.; brothers-in-law, Wayne Melvin, Patrick Bogan (Tammy) and Robert Bogan III (Virginia); sisters-in-law, Ellen Bogan Lee (Stephen) and Paula Bogan Drone (Donald); and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Idell McCart Pippins, parents, Francis and Mae Jumonville; his brothers, Phillip Pippins and James Pippins and his sister Debby Pippins Melvin.
Special thanks to the Ochsner ALS Clinic team, the Veterans Administration ALS Clinic team, The ALS Association Support Group and his personal caregiver, Pam Pichon who all provided wonderful and compassionate care and support.
A Memorial Service will be held at E J. Fielding Funeral Home, Covington, LA on December 16, 2017. For details see www.ejfieldingfh.com. Memorials can be made to the ALS Association, LA/MS Chapter, 11725 Industriplex Blvd., Suite 3, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 or The Paralyzed Veterans of America, www.pva.org.
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Published in The Crestview News Bulletin on Dec. 13, 2017.
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December 23, 2017
Sometimes you cannot change your circumstance, but you can change the way you view them. A calm heart gives life to the body.
December 17, 2017
My wife Betty and I wish to express our most sincere condolences to you Linda, on the death of your beloved husband. We know the loss you feel. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this sad time.
Louis and Betty Trachtman
December 15, 2017
Larry fought the good fight. May the sun shine on his face with a gentle breeze at his back. God speed.
Phil Bragg
December 11, 2017
In my thoughts and prayers.
Carol Palmisano
December 10, 2017
Our loved ones are so precious to us. They are even more precious to God. John 3:16.
December 10, 2017
Larry was Cadet Battalion Commander in Army ROTC at University of Tampa/USF Class of 1976. He was a role model then, and Colonel Kramer knew Larry would excel in the military and in life. That he retired as a Colonel Pippins would have made Colonel Kramer, LTC Mackin, LTC Gray, CSGM Borrelli, and ROTC Sheryl very proud indeed. Rest in Peace, Larry, and here's to a life well-lived.
Sheryl (formerly Tatman)
December 8, 2017
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of E.J. Fielding Funeral Home
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