Harold Chipps

Age 86, of Holt, Passed away on November 21, 2021. Harold was born March 26, 1935, to Arlie and Tina (Crosby) Chipps, in Morgan Town, West Virginia. Harold worked as a glass blower at Davis and Lynch Glass Factory, in Star City, West Virginia. Harold, along with his wife, Frances, eventually moved to Michigan. He took a job at General Motors as a repairman, until retirement. He liked to fish and hunt. He was a proud member of the Chief Okemos Sportsman’s Club. Harold was also a member of The Eagles Club.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Arlie Chipps, Jr; and Sister Elenor Brahm. He is survived by Frances Chipps, his wife of 57 years; brothers Ronald Chipps of Locust West Virginia, and Delmas Chipps of Parsonburg Maryland; sister, Deloris Shaffer of Core, West Virginia; son, Harold Chipps, Jr; grandsons, Kyle and Derek Chipps; nephew, Edward Mogyoros, and sisters.

A service celebrating Harold’s life will be held on Friday, November 26th, at 12:10 p.m. at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, in Dimondale, immediately following the service. Contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society.

For those that wish to watch a livestream of the services, may click on this link: Live Stream

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Tina Chipps O’Hara
November 22, 2021 at 7:54 pm

I wish I could be with you in person, but my thoughts, love, and prayers are with you. I have many fond memories of “Jockle” and the valley will miss his West Virginia visits.

Karen Chipps - Carter
November 23, 2021 at 1:16 pm

Uncle Jockle – you will be forever in our hearts. Give Grandma, Pap, Aunt Button and Bebi and big hug for me! Godspeed!

We love you,
Karen & Alan

November 28, 2021 at 1:17 am

Karen, It’s nice to hear the brothers called by their “family” names:
Bebí and Jockel <3

Chad Hummel
November 24, 2021 at 5:18 pm

Buck, I’m so sorry for your loss.

Please know that my prayers are with you and your whole family.

I hope that time will give you some comfort through all the days ahead.

Your brother in Love, Chad

Susan Frazier
November 24, 2021 at 10:40 pm

Sorry we can’t be there in person. Jockle was a good uncle and when we lived next door as young children, he was generous with large bags of ‘penny candy’; until this beautiful young woman we called Fran whisked him off his feet and up to Michigan. ( Of course, we were still happy since we got got the cutest little cousin in the deal!) Sharing in your loss and missing him along with the rest of the family. So happy he was my Uncle! Love and hugs, Susie and family: Duane, Great nephews and niece, Josh, Justin, Erika and Eli

Ronald Chipps
November 25, 2021 at 6:52 am

I will miss you, but knowing you are in God’s hands gives me great comfort.

Butch & Joann

November 25, 2021 at 5:15 pm

Dear Uncle Jockel…
Thank you for letting me shadow you around when I was a child. Thanks for the candy runs, carrying me home when I was scared of the dark, letting me watch you tinker with your vehicles and especially for The Great Motorcycle Ride of 1954! I always knew that you loved me in your own quiet way.
You were a great blessing to my Life.
Aunt Fran and Buck, words cannot adequately express the loss you are feeling.
– Looking forward to seeing you face to face. <3

November 26, 2021 at 10:03 am

I will always miss you, but I take comfort in knowing you are with God.



William and Sandra Lent
November 26, 2021 at 11:05 am

Fran and Wayne
May the precious memories of a beautiful life bring comfort and peace to you,
So sorry for your loss. Harold you will be missed for your kindness and soft-spoken ways

Ronda Smith
November 26, 2021 at 11:29 am

Fran and Wayne,
So sorry for the loss you will feel forever Harold you and mom have lots of catching up to do I know I take comfort that you are free from the painful end

DJeannie Chipps
November 26, 2021 at 12:40 pm

What a nice service and eulogy, Wayne “Buck”. Thanks, family for the livestream.
Much love sent your way.


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