Orville Earl Pipes

Orville Earl Pipes


Orville Earl Pipes, 73, of Greentop, Missouri, passed away Saturday (March 1, 2014) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The son of George Earl and Hazel B. (Haggy) Pipes, he was born September 5, 1940 in Green Castle, Missouri.

Orville is survived by one son Steve Pipes of Yucca Valley, CA; three daughters, Kelly Snapp of Enid, OK, Cathy Pocock of Oklahoma City, OK and Kristi Pipes of Amarillo, TX; one sister, Vonda Phelps of Queen City, MO; two nephews, Raymond and Scott Phelps both of Greentop, MO and two nieces, Debbie Arnold of Haskell, OK and Tammy Dole of Greentop, MO; eight grandchildren, Shelby and Brice Snapp, Abri and Colson Pocock, Tyston Pipes, Niq O’Brien and Alma and Corrie Pipes; six great nephews; two great great nephews, and, one great great niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Keith Phelps Jr.

Orville was employed a number of years at Florsheim Shoe Factory until retiring. He was a life long horseman, a Western history buff and was a longtime devoted worker for Alcoholics Anonymous.

It was Orville’s wish to be cremated and a memorial service to honor his life will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday (March 4, 2014) at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville.

Honorary pallbearers will be Colson Pocock, Tyston Pipes, Nicholas O’Brien, Brice Snapp, Carl Phelps, Kevin Phelps and Jakob Phelps.

Orville will be interred at a later date at Price Cemetery near Winigan, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous or to Meals on Wheels. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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Signed by: Carol McFarland Patterson on March 2, 2014

Sorry to hear of your loss. Your families are in my prayers!! I am sorry I cannot come to the service!! Carol McFarland Patterson

Signed by: james keith on March 3, 2014

Sorry for the loss.. Pete was a real friend to myself and Connie.We won't be able to come to missouri as we are now in Florida.Pete's death leaves a deep hole in my heart.. May he ride with the higher power. James and Connie Keith

Signed by: james keith on March 3, 2014

Breath easy, and ride with God
Peace be with you friend.
James and Connie Keith

Signed by: James DeVolld on March 5, 2014

My condolences to Raymond, Von, Tammy, and Scott. Sorry for your loss. May Orville rest in peace. God bless you.

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