Pete married Fay Ussery in Bryan, Ohio, on October 15, 1966 and together they raised three children. Pete worked as a foreman for 35 years for Aro Corporation in Bryan until his retirement, and in 2004, Pete and Fay returned to Mountain Grove.
He loved to hunt, fish and go camping with his family and friends. He spent many weekends fishing in his boat on Lake Erie. He was an avid hunter, harvesting deer in Missouri and Ohio.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents; two infant grandsons, Jonathan and Gabriel; and a dear cousin, Wayne Bittick.
He is survived by his loving wife, Fay of the home; his daughters, Glenda Tate Summers of Mountain Grove and Sandi (Steve) Wright of Bryan, Ohio; his son Ric, of Bryan, Ohio; his brother, Lyle Loomis (Pat) of Mountain Grove; and his twin sister, Virginia (Jim) Thurman of Ava, Missouri. He also leaves five loving grandchildren, Shericia Nipper, of Cabool, Missouri, Timothy (Holly) Nipper of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Amy Noel (Jon) of Ft. Wayne, lndiana, Jamie Nipper of Mountain Grove, and Alex (Emily) Wright of Stryker, Ohio; and two great-grandchildren, Tristin Nipper of Springfield, Missouri, and Cassidy Nipper of Mountain Grove. He had special nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family, all who will miss him dearly.
Pete had special inside animals, Ellie, Annie, Bubby and Sylvester. Ellie helped him stay with his family longer as she saved his life a few months ago by waking Fay in the night when Pete had fallen and lost his oxygen. The family wishes to thank Hospice Compassus for their care over the last year. Pete was the best husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, co-worker and friend one could ever have. He will remain special in all their hearts forever.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at the funeral chapel with Rev. Frank McCune officiating. Pallbearers were Jamie Nipper, Gary Hill, Tristin Nipper, Alex Wright, Steve Wright and Tim Nipper. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Mountain Grove under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral home of Cabool.
Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.