James W. Nipps - 86

1/27/1932 - 12/22/2018

Rockford, Illinois

James W. Nipps, 86, of Rockford, died on December 22, 2018 in Amberwood Care Center after a brief illness. He was born Jan. 27, 1932 in Pocahontas, AR, the son of Henry and Lillie (Songer) Nipps. Married Claudine J. Rice in Pocahontas in 1955. She predeceased him May 6, 1996. Formerly employed by Rockford Clutch and Powertrain for 34 years. Veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army. Lifetime member of LLL Society and UAW #803. Survived by his sons, David and Dennis Nipps both of Rockford; grandchildren, Brandy (Brian) Kellar of Rockford, Zandra (Stephan) Northrup of Byron, IL, and Bryan (Christine) Nipps of Woodstock, IL; great-grandchildren, Gabriella, Evan, and Richard; brothers, Charles (Lavonda) Nipps and Junior Nipps, all of Pocahontas. The family would like to thank all his friends including his special cousin, Norman Jones. Predeceased by his parents, wife, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers.

Gathering of Family & Friends 4-6 p.m., Thursday, December 27, 2018 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Burial in Randolph Memorial Gardens, Pocahontas, AR at a later date.

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