Robert H. "Mr. G." Gilpin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Retired from King Mill

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Robert H. "Mr. G." Gilpin, loving husband of Ethel E. Gilpin, of Augusta, died on Friday, April 22, 2011. He was 83 years old. The family will receive friends this morning, Monday, April 25, 2011 from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. at The Poteet Funeral Home, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta. The memorial service will follow this morning, Monday, April 25, at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Pastor Sue Clayton will officiate and the United States Army Honor Guard will accord full military honors. Along with his wife of 58 years, Mrs. Ethel E. Gilpin, he is survived by his sons, Jim (Connie) Gilpin, of Augusta, and Mark (Tina) Gilpin, of Hephzibah; his grandchildren, Shawn (Cathy), Crystal (Beau), Brandon, Jordan (Carla), and Cameron; his sisters, Janice Gier and Sallie Hicksenheiser; his great-grandchildren, Tiffani, Heather, Jacob, Matthew, Aiden, Tyler, Pablo, Emmanuel, Zoey, and Kirsten. He was preceded in death by his great-granddaughter, Angel Gilpin, in 2001. Mr. Gilpin was a combat veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a member of Faith Ministries. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather; he enjoyed playing pool and fishing. The family suggests that memorials be made to MCG Childrens Medical Center, 1446 Harper Street, Augusta, Georgia 30912, or online at www.mcghealth.org . The Poteet Funeral Home, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, 706.798.8886 is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Friends may sign the online guest register at www.poteetfuneralhomes.com . Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-April 25, 2011

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