Ronald Blaine Clippinger, 80, of Carlisle, PA, joined his beloved wife of 40 years, the late Nancy Kay (Shettel), in Heaven on Friday, February 1, 2019. He was born on January 21, 1939 in Carlisle and was a son of the late Joseph T. and Edna (Tritt) Clippinger.
Ron graduated from Carlisle High School in 1957 and Juniata College in 1961. After attending Dickinson School of Law, he started his career in Accounting at Reeves Hoffman Division (DCA). He operated the R. B. Clippinger Tax Service in Carlisle and Clippinger & Associates in Shippensburg. Ron was a member of Grace Baptist Church and served as Youth Group Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Deacon, Elder, and School Board Member and President of its Christian School for many years. He served local citizens as Carlisle Borough Councilman. Clip translated his love of sports and the outdoors into many roles: Buddy League Coach, Soccer Referee, Owner of the Ole Fishing Station, Treasurer for the Christian Bowhunter’s Association, Member of Triple Trophy Camp, and Board Member for Camp Susque. He especially loved roaming the woods of Tioga and Lycoming County.
He is survived by three sons, Gregory T. (wife Cecelia and children Brooke, Joshua, Breanne) of Carlisle, Timothy S. (wife Lori and children Cristin, Tanner) of Philadelphia PA, and Theodore B. (wife Lynn and children Andrew, Caroline, Carmen, Benjamin) of Durham NC; two daughters, Tracy L. Clippinger of Carlisle and Tricia L. Hallman (husband Scott and children Kayla, Thomas, Tyler, Coby) of Elk Grove CA; two brothers; Linwood (wife Pat) and Gary Clippinger both of Carlisle; 2 great-grandchildren, Sadie and Luke; and several nieces and nephews. One of his happiest past-times was cheering for his kids and grandkids throughout their elementary, high school, and collegiate athletic, academic, and performing efforts.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in Grace Baptist Church, 777 W. North St., Carlisle with son-in-law Scott Hallman officiating. Burial will be in Waggoners United Methodist Church Cemetery, 1271 Longs Gap Rd, Carlisle. Friends may visit Friday, February 8th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle and on Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 AM at the church. Special thanks to his caregivers at Chapel Pointe and his village of drivers, food-providers, medical folks, and friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of RB to one of our family treasures: Camp Susque, 47 Susque Camp Rd, Trout Run, PA 17771. Visit www.Since1853.com to send condolences.