George Whipple

1962-2012Whipple, george

George E. Whipple, Jr. passed away unexpectedly on December 30, 2012. He was born May 21, 1962 in Zeeland, Michigan. He served in the United States Army for 5 years. He received the Presidential Service Badge while working at the White House under Ronald Reagan.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Brestel) Whipple; parents George and Maxine Whipple, his sisters Vicki Mosher and Kathy Jo Hartger and his brother Roger Estelle and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 10 am January 5, 2013, at Matthews Funeral home, 601 South Kelly, Edmond, Oklahoma.


  1. Still stunned that George has passed on. I have known him since we were on the same little league team in Coopersville, Michigan.

    Despite his moving to Oklahoma, I still had many, many online correspondences with George over the past several years- all because of our shared love of sports. Anyone who knew George would say that he LOVED sports and was very competitive in all that he undertook.

    George will be missed by many here in Michigan.

    • I know what you mean Tom. When George and I met, we worked at the same place of employment. George played softball plus he was bowling 3 leagues a week. When George was living in Virginia, he was bowling 7 days a week.
      George was very competitve in what ever he did.

      George was a great guy and he will be greatly missed by many.

      My deepest sympathy goes out to the family

      Debbie Fenner McRae

  2. George is going to be greatly missed at work. He certainly brought energy to the work environment that you don’t see any many folks! Don’t know that I’ve ever known anyone with a bigger personality!

    Peace to the family.

    Joe Gatz & the Sodexo Team

    • George and I worked together at an all women shop — Electrical Assemblies in Grand Haven, Michigan years ago and he really brightened up the place with his jokes. He will be missed by all.

      My love and prayers goes out to the families

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, Love and Prayers from Kansas, Stacey, Bill, Kyler & Devin

  4. Shocked! Although over time you lose track of cousins and other family members, it always hurts to hear of family passing. Rest in Peace Georgie!

    Your cousin Curt

  5. Very Shocked,thoughts and prayers go out to the enitire family,yes i agree with cuzin Curt we lose track of everyone.over time.Love you and Rest in Piece Gorgie. Your Cousin Lisa

  6. I am so sorry. I heard it today at work. George was a great guy, he will be missed. Blessing to you Beth and to his family. That includes the furry ones too.


  7. So shocked to hear of Georgie’ s passing. Even though we have not Seentry each other since high school. I have a lot of memories from our growing up and all the times we spent at my Uncle Larry and Aunt Carol Bailey’s house. I send my love and prayers to the whole family. May you feel God’s peace as you deal with his loss.

    Tammy Kanouse Cuoghi

  8. I was in shock and I’m still in shock of the news of George’s passing.
    I met George while working at Electrical Assemblies in Grand Haven, Michigan and we became friends instantly. George had a great smile and outgoing personality.
    George enlisted in the Army in 1982 where they discovered a gem. He now worked in Washington in the big White House until 1987.
    George had a peronality that was full of life and that loved sports, his mama and his mama’a cooking.
    Even though we had lost touch — the memories will last forever.
    Rest in peace — George

    My love, thoughts, and prayers goes out to all of George’s families

  9. So sorry to hear or George’s passing. We are so shocked! George was a great guy and we had many entertaining conversations on those mid-night shifts on many things.

    I know much he loved and cared about Beth and the rest of his family. Rest in peace, George!

  10. I served at the White House with George in the late 80s. What a great guy. When we were tired on a mid-watch, you could count on Georg to cut up and keep us all awake. What a great guy!!! The worlds loss.


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