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Walter Arnold Rippey

February 28, 1946 ~ April 18, 2022 (age 76)


Walter Arnold Rippey, 76, of Norwood, passed away Monday afternoon, April 18, 2022 at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Norwood.  The family will receive friends from 1:00pm to 1:45pm, prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 11:00am at Purdie United Methodist Church Cemetery in Tarheel, NC.  

Walter was born February 28, 1946 in Montgomery, AL to the late Sidney Arnold and Mandy Bobbitt Rippey.  He received his Mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and served his country in the U S Army.  He retired as plant manager from Carolina Solite.  

Walter was an alumni of Outward Bound in NC.  He enjoyed being outdoors, whether he was camping or working in his yard.  He was a people person and loved helping those in need.  

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Inman Rippey of the home; daughter Heather Elliott of Albemarle and son, Jarrett Rippey of the home; six  grandchildren, Ben, Gabe, Blythe, Alex, Noah and Amber; his sister, Brenda Rippey of Virginia.  

Memorials may be made to:  Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie, 960 North First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001


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April 30, 2022

11:00 AM
Purdie Cemetery
11567 Hwy 87 N
Tar Heel, NC 28392

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