John Henry Hippensteel, 87, of Carlisle, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013, at his home. He was born
April 16, 1926, in Shippensburg, a son of the late Harry David Hippensteel and Emily May (Bolan) Hippensteel.
John was a US Army veteran of WWII and was awarded several medals
for his service. He received his G.E.D. after his military service and graduated from the former Carlisle Commercial
College. John retired as a Vice-President of Valk Manufacturing in New Kingstown after many years of service and
had also worked at the former C. H. Masland & Sons, Carlisle. He was a member of Wesleyan Church of The Cross,
Carlisle. John had many interests throughout his life. He was the leader of “The Blue Ridge Boys”,
was on WHYL Radio and WLBR-TV and loved country music. He received his pilot’s license in the 1970’s.
He enjoyed flying, traveling, teaching Sunday school, motorcycles and fast cars. He was a past member of the “Carlisle
Flying Club”. John will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Shirley
M. (Drawbaugh) Hippensteel, one son, John D. (and his wife, Kathy) Hippensteel of Newville, three daughters; Leslie A. (and
her husband, Charles) Burchfield of Carlisle, Carolyn L. (and her husband, Stephen) Acker of Middletown and Lisa S. (and
her husband, John) Mayberry of Carlisle, one sister, Martha Henegar of Palmyra, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by three brothers; Elmer, Carl and Leroy and two sisters;
Edna and Marjorie.
services will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle,
with Rev. Daniel Mikesell officiating. Burial will be in Upper Frankford Brick Church Cemetery, Upper Frankford Twp.
A viewing will be held on Monday from 12:00 noon until time of services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions
may be made to Wesleyan Church of The Cross, 430 “B” St., Carlisle, PA 17013.
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Shirley and the Hippensteel family,
You have our deepest condolence for your loss.
John will be missed.
Ron & Jenny Elliott
Shirley and Family,
sincere condolences in the passing of John. Today he flies as never before - not with wings made by man but among those who
are eternal in the heavens. May God bless you and comfort you in your loss.
Charlie & Linda Hostetter
To Shirley and family
So sorry for your loss.
and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Jack/Delores (Lehman) Coulson
Magic happens when two hearts become connected, and Memories
can never be erased. We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family
Fran & Bill Bailey
I was a fan of Johnny and The Blue Ridge Boys.
Real country music is still a big part of my life. I send my condolences and may God Bless you and your family.
Shirley (Smiley) Negley
and family, Our condolences go out to you. We will miss John and the happiness he brought to our family over the past 30
years we have know him. He lived a fun and complete life and helped many people.
We offer our deepest sympathy to our dear friends, Shirley, Lisa and family. We know
that the passing of your loved one has left a void in your lives. Always remember that "Your help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth". Psalm 121:2
Vienna & Buddy Pearson
You all have our deepest sympathy, Uncle John will be deeply missed. Love you all!
family and John Drawbaugh family
I was a chef at
Embers and John would frequent there quite often to enjoy a meal. I would joke with him and many times offer some hard advice
but he took it and still we remained friends. I will miss John. My condolences to his wife and family.
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