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Alvin Kiphen

September 16, 1930 — January 25, 2022

Alvin Kiphen

Alvin Kiphen, age 91 of Gatesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 in Gatesville.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Bethel Heights Baptist Church, with Rev. Edwin Brooks officiating.  Burial will follow at Hemmeline Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 28th at Scott’s Funeral Home.

Alvin Francis Kiphen, Sr. was born on September 16, 1930 in Gatesville, to the late Arthur and Minnie Massirer Kiphen.  He grew up in Gatesville and attended school in the Plainview community.  He was a lifetime member and ordained deacon of Bethel Heights Baptist Church.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952, serving in the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1954.  He was a lifelong farmer and built stock tanks.  He worked for Coryell County Road and Bridge for ten years, retiring in 1996.  He was a Charter Member of the Hemmeline Cemetery Association that was founded in 1974.  He was currently serving as a Trustee and was President and Vice-President for many years.

Some of Alvin’s best time spent was “supervising” his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He enjoyed breakfast at El Tapatio west with his friend, Kenny Crawford. The waitresses there adopted him as their “Grandpa.”    

He was preceded in death by a son, Alvin (Vin) Kiphen, Jr.; brother, Roy Kiphen; and a sister, Ruth Kiphen Parker.

Alvin is survived by his daughter, Becky Hitt; son, Sid Kiphen and wife, Lisa; brother, Eugene Kiphen and wife, Virginia; four grandchildren, Justin Hitt and wife, Christa, Kasey Kiphen, Honey Bays and husband, Denny, Heather Sigler; four great grandchildren, Harper and Sydnee Hitt and Brayden and Presley Bays; and many nieces and nephews, that refer to him as “Uncle Shorty.”

In lieu of flowers, the family has designated that memorials be made to Hemmeline Cemetery Assn., 1050 FM 1783, Gatesville, TX 76528.

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Bethel Heights Baptist Church

3835 Co Rd 127, Gatesville, TX 76528

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