Joseph B. Kippenbrock
VIRGINIA BEACH — Joseph Brown Kippenbrock, 86, retired owner of Kippenbrock Scale Service in the Ocean View section of Norfolk, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, following a long illness.
He was born Dec. 11, 1914, in San Antonio, Texas, to Francis Lewis Kippenbrock and Josephine Bernardine Brown Kippenbrock.
Mr. Kippenbrock was predeceased by his parents; his stepmother, Cora Belle Crawford Walton Kippenbrock; and his first wife, Harriett Shumate Kippenbrock.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia D. Kippenbrock; a stepdaughter, Bessie Kelly of Franklin; two stepgrandchildren, Jerry Gower Jr. and Catherine Hill, both of Suffolk; and several nieces and nephews, including David M. Kippenbrock of Norfolk.
Mr. Kippenbrock was a member of Ocean View Presbyterian Church in Norfolk and was a retired Navy lieutenant commander, having served during World War II. He was past president and a Melvin Jones Fellow of the Crossroads Lions Club. He was a member of Fleet Reserve Association Branch 60; Ocean View Masonic Lodge 335; and Royal Arch Masons, Norview Chapter 62 and Grand Chapter.
A funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Art Jenson at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk.
Expressions of sympathy may be expressed through memorial gifts to the Crossroads Lions Club, William T. Forbes Jr., treasurer, 8521 Halprin Drive, Norfolk, VA 23518; the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2001
Time: 2:00 pm
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