Edward Averitt Clippard of Aberdeen passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the age of 72.
Edward was born on April 14, 1949, in Raeford to the late Carlton Thomas and Dorothy Averitt Clippard. Chip enjoyed watching westerns and singing everything from oldies to church music. He was an avid Tarheel fan. He met his wife, Billie Sue West and they married in 1971. Chip was a loving family man. He loved to coach his children and grandchildren in a variety of sports. A lifetime resident of Moore County, Chip always worked hard and never met a stranger. Chip will be remembered for his selflessness, and the first one to respond in any crisis. He was a member of the Bible Tabernacle in Whispering Pines. Chip was a hard-working man who absolutely adored his children, grandchildren, and his great-granddaughter. His smile and amazing personality lit up a room and he had a way to captivate everyone's attention and make us laugh no matter what was going on.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Carlton Thomas "Tommy" Clippard, Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Billie Sue Clippard of Aberdeen; his daughter, Melody Mills of Sylva, Meagan Severance and her husband, Scott of Knoxville, TN; his sister, Jackie McDonald of Raleigh; his brothers, Lynn Clippard of Tega Cay, SC and Kim Cain of Bladenboro; his grandchildren, William Tyler Prather, Ashleigh Mills, McKenzie McNeill and her husband, Caleb, and their daughter, Harper. Charles "CJ" Mills, Walker, and Sydney Severance; several nieces and nephews that he loved dearly
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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