July 23, 1952- Feb. 23, 2022
passed away at the age of 69, Feb. 23, at the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in Houston, Texas, after a long illness. Affectionately known as Rob, Wayne, Uncle or Bro. He was born July 23,1952, in Roanoke, Virginia., to Lois Mae (Fuell) Flippen and Thomas Lee Flippen, Jr. Upon the family moving to Akron. He attended the Akron Public School system. Mr. Flippen loved life, people, singing, cooking, decorating, family and God. He was a member of the Palms Ensemble Community Choir and attended Bethel Baptist Church. “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”
Rob was a giver and when he cared for you there was nothing you could do about it. He was fun, witty and had a very infectious smile and a laugh that spread throughout a room that was genuine. He was stern yet forgiving. Handsome, protector and bold. He stood by you even after you were found wrong. He just loved. His sister Argel, whom he thought the world of and a brother Thomas Jr., that gave him big brother status and his Brother in law Theodore.
Rob never met a stranger. He became an OTR truck driver until his health started declining, making the decision to leave Ohio and move Texas, where he made his home in Houston. He’s going to be missed by his family and friends in Ohio, Virginia, Texas and wherever you may be, just remember from his heart he loved you. Preceded in death by his Mother, Lois Flippen and Father, Thomas Flippen Jr, Grandmothers Mattie Fuell and Mary Sue Flippen, Step-Father Jack Halsell, Step-Brother Aaron Halsell (punkin), and many aunts, uncles, nieces nephews cousins and friends.
He leaves to cherish his memories, loving sister Mrs. Argel (Kitten)(Theodore) Mason, his strong brother Mr. Thomas Lee Flippen III., (June). Stepsister Mrs.Ariana Halsell-Dowsey and Stepbrother Mr. Arthur Halsell. Beautiful nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends all around the United States especially his Virginia and Texas family. He brought joy to his family. His nieces Jhanda and Jada that stole his heart.
Special cousin who was there no matter what, Miss Irene Sinclair, a longtime and dear friend who kept him going, Mr. Ernest Jackson, and a beautiful Special Stepmother and friend to the end, who kept him always lifted up before God, Mrs.Cheryl Cheatham-Flippen.
To our loved one:
God saw you getting weary, weak and worn. He quietly whispered in your ear, son it’s to come on home. Your hand extended quickly like lightning from the sky and your spirit instantly left and took that great eternal flight. So go on Wayne, take your Rest In Peace.
It’s hard to say goodbye, and every time we cry for you the loss is no easier to bear. We loved you then, we always will, but God’s love we can’t beat.
The family wishes to acknowledge everyone that sent their condolence, greetings, acts of kindness, encouragement, or spending time with the family in their time of sadness. A special thank you to Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital staff and Texas State Crematorium.
Say a prayer and get close to each other, time is short; but death, could be for ever. Don’t miss your opportunity to everlasting life.
Acts 2:38, says “Repent be baptized for the remission of sin everyone of you and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
Humbly submitted by the Flippen family.