George D. Colip Obituary

George D. Colip

George Delbert Colip, 87, passed away on November 11, 2020, in Loudon, TN. George was the son of the late Dr. George Colip, Sr. and Margo Hesse Colip, of South Bend, IN. He was predeceased by his only sibling, sister Judith (Judy) Colip Riggin and her husband Richard (Dick) Riggin, of Muncie, IN. Two other brothers-in-law also predeceased George: John Collins, of Las Cruces, NM, and Robert (Bob) Collins, of Loudon, TN. In 1976, George married the love of his life, Ruth Ann Collins. They worked and resided in several states over the years with George working as an insurance underwriter for Travelers. Upon retirement he and Ruth settled in Loudon’s Tellico Village. They spent many happy years there socializing and indulging their hobbies. Amazingly, George passed away within 14 hours of his beloved Ruth, just short of their 44th anniversary. Holding hands at the end, even in death they were not to be separated. George is survived by his son and son’s wife, James (Jim) and Linda Colip, of Roanoke, VA, and his daughter Deborah (Debbie) Colip Hendricks and husband, Dr. Terry Hendricks, of Gig Harbor, WA. George was the proud grandpa of four grandsons: Dr. Matthew Hendricks and wife Marayd, of Seattle, WA; Kyle Hendricks, of Denver, CO; Grant Colip, of Raleigh, NC; and Weston Colip, of Roanoke, VA. Also left to cherish his memory are two loving sisters-in-law: Mary Ann Collins, of Las Cruces, NM, and Veda Collins, of Loudon, TN. It is of special note that Veda is now providing a happy and healthy new home to George and Ruth’s beloved poodle, Callie. No obituary of theirs would be complete without mentioning sweet Callie whom they loved so very much. George was a Masonic Lodge member in good standing at both the Avery and Loudon, TN locations. He was also a Master Mason at the Loudon, TN lodge. However, in keeping with George’s wishes and the realities of the current pandemic, there will be no funeral services or Masonic rites. Cremation is being provided by Click Funeral Home in Loudon. The family thanks both River Grove Health and Rehabilitation and Avalon Hospice for taking such good care of George and Ruth during the very challenging times of 2020. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in George’s name to the charity of your choice.
May 1, 1933 - November 11, 202005/01/193311/11/2020
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George Delbert Colip, 87, passed away on November 11, 2020, in Loudon, TN.George was the son of the late Dr. George Colip, Sr. and Margo Hesse Colip, of South Bend, IN. He was predeceased by his only sibling, sister Judith (Judy) Colip Riggin and her husband Richard (Dick) Riggin, of Muncie, IN. Two other brothers-in-law also predeceased George: John Collins, of Las Cruces, NM, and Robert (Bob) Collins, of Loudon, TN. In 1976, George married the love of his life, Ruth Ann Collins. They w...

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