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A private celebration of Clip's life will be held in accordance with his wishes. Clip will be remembered as a dedicated family man, a proud veteran, and a caring individual who touched the lives of many. His kindness, generosity, and love will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We salute you and thank you for your exemplary life of service!
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Henry H. Clippinger, known affectionately as Clip, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at the age of 78 in Parchment, Michigan. He was born on December 5, 1944, in Lawrence, Michigan, to his late father and mother. Clip was preceded in death by his two brothers and five sisters.
Clip lived a life of service and dedication to his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Linda Clippinger, and their children Jeff Clippinger, Shane Clippinger, and Tonya Eakins. He adored his grandchildren Brittany Hemenway, Jared Clippinger, Chloe Clippinger, Owen Eakins, and great-grandchildren Scott and Madilynn Hemenway. Clip also leaves behind two sisters and many nieces and nephews.
He attended Mattawan High School. Clip proudly served in the Army from 1966 to 1968, including a tour of duty in Vietnam and where he received his GED. His military associations were a source of pride for him.
Following his military service, Clip built a successful career in Kalamazoo. He worked at Brundage Co., where he met his beloved wife, Linda who he married in 1970. He then worked at Pemco Wheel and Kalamazoo Stamp & Die before retiring from Tower Automotive.
Clip was an active member of his community and found solace in his faith. He attended church throughout his life and had a deep devotion to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
In his free time, Clip enjoyed helping others and spending quality time with his family. He cherished camping trips, fishing excursions, and attending the sporting events of his children and grandchildren. He delighted in golf cart rides and turtle hunting adventures with his grandson Owen. Clip loved gathering around campfires, grilling delicious meals for his family, and engaging in meaningful Bible study sessions with his wife.