Richard Christopher Whipple, 60, passed away on April 23rd, 2019 at his home in Gainesville, Florida. Richard’s life was filled with the love of his wife, Karen, daughters Ashley and Brittany, as well as his late parents George and Patricia Whipple and his six siblings: Nick, Elaine (deceased), Steve, Karen, Marilyn, and David. A devoted Florida fan, Richard could be found in most of his leisure time cheering on his Gators as the ultimate “realist” in balance to his wife’s unending sporting optimism. His closest family and friends will remember Richard most for his passion for his family, selfless generosity, contentment with the simplest joys in life, and unexpected humor. In honor of Richard’s life, his family requests that donations be made to the Jimmy V. Foundation and Stop Children’s Cancer charities. Funeral Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home. 725 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, Fl 32609
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My heart breaks for your family, I know how close all of your were.
Beautifully written and a perfect description of Richard. Friends for over 40 years, I will miss his sense of humor, kind spirit, and all around wonderful person. The world will be not be the same without you. Xoxoxo
Richard was a super human being. I was always impressed by him. I loved his enthusiasm for everything, especially for his wife and two daughters. I can tell when I talk to them that he was an amazing Father. He will be greatly missed.
My heart is broken for this family that I have loved since it was created. But the Whipple women are strong, and though wounded, they will never break. I shared Karen’s excitement when she first met the love of her life, and she knew all along that he was. I was fortunate enough to share in the joy of their wedding, and the birth of their two amazing daughters. Richard loved his family, almost to the exclusion of everything except the Florida Gators. He became my friend too, and I will miss him terribly.