Kyle David “Dave” Vipperman

January 08, 1939 ‒ April 30, 2008

Cardington, Ohio

“Dave” Kyle David Vipperman , 69, of Cardington died unexpectedly Wednesday evening at his residence.

He was born on January 8, 1939 in Delaware, Ohio the son of the late Kyle L. and Stella Mae “Stevens” Vipperman.

Dave recently moved back to the area after being away for 20 years, living in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee.

A jack-of-all trades Dave worked in various fields, as a truck driver for Gossett Trucking, a plumber for Soulier Plumbing and Heating, and most recently as a maintenance man for Holiday Inn in Tennessee.

Dave had an extensive assortment of antiques and various collectibles. His collection included antique tractors, “Hot Wheels”, “Matchbox”, and “Barbie’s”. If all went to plan his purchase would result in a quick sale of the item for profit. Dave once sold a “Barbie” doll for $1500!

He always said he should have been born 200 years ago. His love of coon hunting, country and western movies, and antiques placed him in a generation far beyond his years.

He also had a passion for classic cars and trucks, which led to the restoration of a few.

His knowledge of electricity led him and his grandson on a mission to create their own. Their working model came complete with a water wheel and the ingenious use of Chevy alternators.

Dave will be remembered as a fun-loving and generous man with an ornery streak. One for speaking his mind, you always knew where you stood with Dave.

As a father, no one could compare. He was described as “the most loving dad anyone could have” and a “good dad”.

When asked for a couple of words to describe Dave, “Dog Gone” came to mind. His signature phrase he would use with regularity.

He will be missed by his four children Steve (Kelley) Kidwell of Mount Gilead, Chris (John) Dailey) of Mount Gilead, Jim Vipperman of Cardington, and Glenn (Chris Wolford) Vipperman of Mount Gilead; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; his two sisters Virginia (Don) Ward of Westfield and Linda Vipperman of Southern Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews; and his favorite ex-wife Mary Vipperman of Cardington.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Dale Vipperman and his sister Delores Coots.

Friends may call on the family on Sunday May 4, 2008 from 2-5 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 North Main Street, Mount Gilead. Pastor Donna Ball will conduct services there on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the Morrow County Antique Tractor and Equipment Association.

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