Bobbie Dale Crippen
Bobbie Dale Crippen, 82 years of age, slipped into eternal rest in the early morning hours of Friday, September 4, 2020 in Amarillo. He was born on March 26, 1938 to EH and Elbie Crippen in Iuka, Illinois.
After graduating high school in Illinois, he married his one and only, Janice Williams, on July 12, 1959 in Salem, Illinois. Shortly after marriage, they moved to Pampa and this became home. Bobbie was not afraid of work and in his lifetime had experienced numerous work ventures. He began working in the oilfield industry delivering pumps, then he changed career directions and became manager of Gibson’s to aid in the opening of the Pampa location and remained until it closed its doors. This in turn, prompted him to join the Handy Hammer team and after a stint there, he returned back to the oilfield industry where he worked for WB Supply; however, for the last five or six years, he’s been one of the smiling faces who has Greeted many, many shoppers at Wal-Mart. Bobbie also had several hobbies over the years such as fishing, golfing, taking his grandson, Jacob, to the Route 66 Dirt Track Races every Saturday night as well as teaching him to drive and most recently, with his job at Wal-Mart, catching thieves.
Bobbie was a very kind, giving and hard-working man who wanted nothing more than to make sure his family was taken care of. His gentle nature, smiling face, rosy cheeks and generosity will be missed by those who loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lee Crippen.
Those whom he lift to remember his love are his wife of 61 years, Janice Crippen of Pampa; children, Michael Crippen of Canyon, Lori Minasyan and husband Emil of Amarillo; brother, Mickey Crippen of Salem, Illinois; sister, Erma Borcherding of Iuka, Illinois; two grandchildren, Jacob Crippen, Taylor Southerland and numerous extended family members.
Celebration of Life Memorial services are pending until further notice. The family has entrusted the cremation care of their loved one to Winegeart Funeral Home.
If memorials are a preference, the family suggests they be made in honor of Bobbie to Texas Ramp Project, 707 17th Street, Canyon, TX 79015 or by visiting texasramps.org. Please be sure to indicate that it is for the Panhandle Area in order for the donation to stay local.
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