James” Jimbo” Calvin Nipper, Jr. (81) of Newberry passed away Sunday, August 14, 2022 at UF Health Shands Hospital due to an automobile accident. Jimbo was born in Orange Heights, FL on February 24, 1941.
He held many jobs but his final career was for the City of Newberry, where he worked over 20 years before retiring, although he could not sit still for long and started helping Trevor Bass with watermelons. His mother said he had watermelon juice in his veins. He also operated the Hitching Post Mud Bog for 31 years. He was a friend to those in need and was always there to lend a helping hand. The things he loved most in life were his family, fishing and taking his dogs, Fred and Max for rides in his pickup truck.
Jimbo was preceded in death by his father, James Calvin Nipper, his mother, Annie Mae Nipper; his son, Charles D. Nipper; sisters, Faye A. Hunter and Betty Jean Colson, both of Newberry, Jimmy Ortiz of Bronson, FL, and Varise Brunner of Ocala; and two brothers, Dan Samuel Alsobrook and Gene Autry ‘Cowboy’ Nipper, both of Newberry, FL.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Ruth Diane Nipper; his children, son, Allen Wayne Nipper (Nancy) of Newberry; daughter, Pamela Diane O’Neal; grandchildren, Kody Allen Nipper (Ashley), Kyle Morgan O’Neal, Katelyn Renee Theis (Trevor), and Ciara Dawn Nipper; and three great grandchildren; two sisters, Catherine Nipper and Madge Nipper, both of Alachua; and one brother, Charles M. Nipper (Emily) of Newberry.
A graveside service will be held at 11 o’clock at the City of Newberry Cemetery with Rev. Andy Cook officiating. Visitation will be 30 minutes before the service.