Artis Pipkins, Jr.

    January 14, 1940  -  August 12, 2013


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Life Legacy


Mr. Artis Pipkins, Jr. was born January 14, 1940 to Mr. Artis Pipkins, Sr. and
Ruby Lee Spencer in Nacogdoches, Texas. He attended Booker T. Washington High School and later completed his general education in the United
States Navy.

He served in the United States Navy from 1964-1984. While in Vietnam he was assigned to the River Section 544/593 Division, better known as “Iron Butterfly. Both were part of Operation Game Warden. He was Gunners Mate First Class and River Boat Captain. He was awarded with the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), Navy Unit Commendation, and two Purple Hearts.

While serving in the military, Artis met and married Bobbie N. Pipkins from 1964-1984. After retirement from the USN, Artis worked for several security companies, including Strategic Security, San Diego Convention Center, and Chula
Vista Senior Police Patrol. Artis was later ordained as a minister in 1997. It was also in 1997 that he met and married Teresa Franklin and relocated to Forrest City, Arkansas, where he currently resided until he was called home.



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Born: January 14, 1940

Death: August 12, 2013


Tommy Lee Pipkins, George Harris, Eddie Lee Pipkins, and Frank Pipkins. Children; Ronald (Brenda) Barr, Larry (Rita) Roberson, Lester (Lynda) Roberson, Rayford Roberson, Raymond Roberson, Kevin (Darlene) Roberson, Keith (Elrica) Roberson, Anthony (Veda) Pipkins, Natasha (Keith) Wiseman, Kristyl Turley, Jeffery Turley and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren, other relatives and friends


Both parents, Artis Pipkins, Jr. & Ruby Lee Spencer; a sister—Vera Pipkins; and a daughter—Marsha Montague


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