Richard Lee Whipple

Richard Lee Whipple, age 66 of Adrian, Michigan passed away January 5, 2022 at Oasis Health Care Center in Adrian.  He was born September 2, 1955 in Albion, Michigan to Junior “Darrell” and Judith “Kay” (Willey) Whipple.  He married Cheryl Bater on October 11, 1986 in Britton, Michigan.

Richard graduated in 1973 from Eaton Rapids High School and worked for many years as a millwright with Campbell Inc and Fedewa Machine Repair.  He loved auto racing, especially driving late models on local short tracks.  He loved his family, enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.

Richard is survived by his wife Cheryl, children Jason (Staci) Whipple, Michael Whipple, and Amy (Pat) Ainsley, his parents Darrell and Judith Whipple, three sisters Kathy (Ron) Geiger, Robbie Kipp and Karen (Brian) Janetzke along with nine grandchildren Makenzee, Madyson, Ryan Whipple, Matthew Howell, Austin and Emma Ainsley, Ethan Hollis, Wyatt and Garrett Whipple.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents Loren and Vergelene (Haynes) Willey and William and Wilahmina (Weers) Whipple.

Funeral services for Richard will be held on Monday, January 10, 2022, at 6:00 P.M., at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home in Tecumseh.  Visitation will begin at 4:00 P.M. until time of service.  Interment will be private at a later date.  

Online condolences to the family may be offered at  Monetary contributions in Richard's memory may be directed to Hospice of Lenawee.  The Anderson-Marry Funeral Home in Tecumseh has been entrusted with arrangements.