Kippie "Kip"'s Story
Kippie "Kip" Joe Grand, of Ada, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, with his loving brother, Mikel, and sister-in-law, Teresa, present for his next journey.
He was born on Mar. 31, 1955, and raised in Haskell, Texas. He resided in McAlester for many years and more recently resided in Ada.
He is survived by his mother, Helen Jolene Grand; his three daughters, Lauren Grand and Mikey, Shelby Monks and Matt, and Stormie Grand; grandchildren, Addy Treannie, Skyler Monks and Grace Monks; brothers, Mikel Grand and Teresa, and Cliff Grand; nieces and one nephew, Misti French, Kylene Humphries and Rob, Genna-Jo Parker and Robbie, and Dustan Grand and Beth, and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Eugene Grand, and a grandson, Brayden Patrick Dowless.
Kippie was loved by so many friends and family from all over Oklahoma and Texas. He was an electrician for Triple S Electric.
Kippie had a great love for Baylor football and ZZ Top. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, coin collecting, taking pictures and loved animals. He cherished his friends immensely and enjoyed many visits from them over the years.
The family would like to give thanks to the following dedicated and passionate individuals for their support and assistance: The nursing staff of the Oklahoma University Cancer Center, Mercy Cancer Center of Ada, the staff of Halo Hospice Center and, most importantly, Mikel and Teresa Grand for being his caregivers for the past six years, Danny Wainscott, Jackie and Cindy Young, Raymond and Dawn Rodella and Lana Bailey Parker.
Pallbearers Danny Wainscott, Bobby Reaves, Raymond Rodela, Lana Bailey Parker, Jackie Young and Forrest Mayfield.
Family and friends will be gathering at the Smith Family Funeral Home in Haskell, Texas, on Friday, Mar. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Graveside services will be held at Willow Cemetery on Saturday, Mar. 4, at 1 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes of Haskell, Texas.
Published on March 2, 2017