Edward Lewis Gripper

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Edward Lewis Gripper, 71, of Farmington, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the VA Hospital in Oakland, PA. He was born October 21, 1947 at Pine Bluff, a son of the late Paul Gripper and Colleen Alfreda Tate Gripper.
Edward was employed by Consol as a mine foreman at the Loveridge Mine. He was a veteran of the US Air Force having served in Vietnam. He loved to hunt, restore cars, reload ammo, and distance shooting.
Survivors include his wife: Sheila Gripper, whom he married October 21, 2001; his son: Eddie (Vicki) Gripper of Mannington; stepchildren: Aundriea Sharp and fiancé, Greg Higgins and Greg Sharp; his grandchildren: Logan, Eli, and Sophia Gripper, Hunter and Hayley Higgins, and Tiarra Sharp; step grandchildren: Megan and Aubrey Higgins, Spencer, Sophia, and Isabella Brescoach; sisters: Mary Lou Cupp of Mannington and Paulette Winnings of NC; a brother: Paul Gripper of Mannington and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter: Carmen Higgins.
There will be no public visitation or service. Cremation services are entrusted to the Hutson Funeral Home in Mannington. Condolences may be accessed at www.hutsonfuneralhomes.com.
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Published on March 15, 2019
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