Jesse ‘Jim’ Flippin

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died September 25, 2019

Jesse “Jim” Flippin, age 95, of Escanaba passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba.

Jim was born July 20, 1924 in Electra, Texas, the son of Willie and Jewell (Wright) Flippin. He graduated from Electra High School. Jim served his country proudly in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. He was united in marriage to Erla Johnston on December 16, 1950. They were married for over 68 years. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Escanaba and liked to fish, hunt and golf.

Jim is survived by his wife, Erla; his children Billy “Wayne” (Sally) Flippin of Escanaba, Sue (Tom) Strahan of Crystal Falls, Diana (Bruce) Holm of Gladstone; grandchildren, Kerri (Pete) Ammel and their daughter, Daisy of Escanaba, Todd (Diana) Flippin and children, Grace, Bella, Oliver and Lydia of Findley, OH, Sarah (Dan) Seder and daughter, Sophia of Escanaba, Scott (Megan) Strahan and children, Oakleigh and Colt of Berlin, WI, Jon (Joslyn) Flippin of Wilson and Sean Holm of Gladstone and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Cecil and Bobby.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 28 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Central United Methodist Church in Escanaba. Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM with Rev. Elise Low Edwardson officiating. A luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall. Jim will be laid to rest in the Lakeview Cemetery in Escanaba.

The family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.

7 Tributes for “Jesse ‘Jim’ Flippin

    So very sorry for you loss.
    May all the great memories be in Your hearts at this difficult time.

    Bill and family….so sorry to hear of your loss but how so very lucky you all were to have him so long.

    I am keeping you in my prayers during this difficult time. I wish you healing and peace as you begin to find comfort in your beautiful memories lifelong memories.

    Bill, So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We are thinking of all of you at this time.
    Love, Ed & Chris

    Dear Bill and Sally,
    So sorry for the loss of your father.
    I have and will be praying for you as you go thru this painful time to find comfort and peace from God alone.
    Brenda McCoy, Tiffin Ohio

    Dear Bill and Sally,
    Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. You enjoyed dad die May years.
    It was nice seeing you in Mass. Our hockey days were fun!
    May God bless you and your family as you think of cherished memories of your dad.
    Val and John Hickner

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