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Felix Whipple, Jr.

August 2, 1943 — September 30, 2017

Felix Whipple, Jr.

Felix William Whipple, Jr., 74, of Ingram, TX passed from this life on September 30, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Kerrville Funeral Home located at 1221 Junction Hwy, Kerrville, TX.

The Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Fred J. Tips Chapel of Mission Park Cemetery - Dominion located at 20900 IH-10 W., San Antonio, TX 78257. Pastor J. Paul Bruhn of First United Methodist Church, La Grange, TX will officiate.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Christopher Estes, Stacy Estes, Hunter Kanady, Jeff Kanady, Hal Fieseler, Terry Stacy and Jim Shelby.

Felix William Whipple, Jr. was born on August 2, 1943 in San Antonio, TX to Felix & Lucille Whipple. He lived most of his life in San Antonio and graduated from Highlands High School in 1961. He was an avid hunter and fisherman growing up and spent much of his time doing so with his dad in Medina, Bandera, Brackettville and Uvalde. He also shared this passion with his cousin Hal Fieseler and daughter Dawn. He married his beautiful bride Peggy on May 27, 1965. They enjoyed 52 years of adventure, love and friendship together. Felix worked for 42 years in the construction/insulation industry ending his career with Performance Contracting, Inc. of San Antonio as Field Superintendent. He was selected to the ''Superintendents Club'' multiple years due to his ability and superior execution of administrative & supervisory responsibilities. He expanded the Team Work Program and implemented and expanded the Division Safety Program & achieved an outstanding 0[%] incidence rate. He was a 42-year member of the Asbestos Workers Local Union #87 and received many Certificates of Excellence. He actively took part in insulating the Heating & Cooling system for the Tower of Americas as it was being built for the 1968 World's Fair, and other San Antonio landmarks. He was Project Manager/Superintendent on many projects including River Center Mall, USAA and Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. Felix served on the Hollywood Park Volunteer Fire Department for 17 years and held the position of Volunteer Fire Chief for a number of those years. He was a member of the United States Golf Association and the National Rifle Association.
In his spare time, Felix loved to play his guitar (especially Willie Nelson tunes), hunt, fish, play golf, attend his daughters & grand children's activities, travel, going antiquing with his wife and cousins, cook for his wife's bunco club, feed & watch his foxes, hummingbirds and backyard critters, dance with his bride, meticulously care for his yard, and even was a praise & worship leader for 4 years. Felix also took a turn at ranching & raising cattle in Blanco County for 12 years. He was a man of many talents and interests. His family treasured him and his desire to share his wisdom as long as they would listen. He was kind, loving, and generous to a fault. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ his Savior and fervently believed in conducting himself in a way that honored Him. He loved helping his friends, neighbors, or anyone in need. He was so very loved and will be greatly missed.

Felix was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Mary Jones; and his brother, James ''Buddy'' Albers all of San Antonio, TX.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy of Ingram, TX; brother, Robert (Lanelle) Albers of San Antonio, TX; brother-in-law, Terry (Kay) Stacy of Corpus Christi; daughter, Cheryl Brown of Shertz, TX.; daughter, Dawn (Jeff) Kanady of Kerrville, TX; 5 grandchildren: Christopher Estes, Stacy Estes, Chelsea Brown, Hunter Kanady, and Kaycee Kanady; 9 great-grandchildren, numerous cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a contribution to the American Cancer Society, The ALS Association, or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home. (830) 895-5111

Visitation Schedule

Kerrville Funeral Home
1221 Junction Hwy.
Kerrville, TX  78028
Friday, October 6, 2017
6-8:00 PM
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Service Schedule

Funeral Services
Mission Park Cemetery Dominion - Fred J. Tips Chapel
20900 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX  78257
Saturday, October 7, 2017
10 AM
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Burial Schedule

Mission Park Dominion Cemetery
20900 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX  78257
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