David W. Piper

Born: Thu., Dec. 6, 1928
Died: Sat., Apr. 30, 2016


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., May 04, 2016
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., May 04, 2016
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   David W. Piper, 87, of Quincy, died at 12:17 a.m. Saturday (April 30, 2016) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born December 6, 1928 in Hannibal, Missouri, David was the son of Robley F. and Jennie Briggs Piper.  He married Betty Jean Gieselman on March 15, 1952 in Palmyra, Missouri.  She survives.

   Mr. Piper served his country as a Sergeant in the U. S. Air Force.

   David was active with the Mississippi Valley Hunter and Fisherman's Club, South Side Boat Club, Liberty American Legion and the Quarter Century Club at Gardner Denver. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved being on the river. He enjoyed trap shooting, reading, cooking and loved being outdoors feeding the birds and tending to his garden.

   David was employed for 40 years at Gardner Denver Company, retiring as a foreman.

   Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Betty Jean; a son, David Piper of Quincy; two brothers, Richard Piper (June Ann) of Hannibal, MO and Pete Piper (Shirley) of Hannibal, MO; four sisters, Ada Zupan (John) of Hannibal, MO, Grace Ann Genovese of Hannibal, MO, Pearl Davis (Jeff) of New London, MO and Debbie Schindler (Francis) of New London, MO; two sisters in law, Darlene Gieselman of Quincy and Marian Piper of Van Buren, MO; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Piper was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Darin W. Piper; two brothers, Wayne Piper (Judy) and Robley "Buzz" Piper Jr.; a sister, Virginia Harsell (Jack); and two brothers in law, Kenneth Gieselman and Frank Genovese.

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Pastor Steve Disseler.  Burial with Military Honors by Quincy American Legion Post 37 and the Scott Air Force Base Funeral Honors Detail will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Wednesday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Blessing Cancer Center.

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David Marcks
   Posted Sun May 01, 2016
I am very sorry for your loss Betty and Dave. Dave was the best neighbor a person could have. I remember he took me fishing and mushroom hunting on several occasions. He was always doing something with the twins, whether it be hunting or fishing or playing ball in the yard. He will be missed greatly.

Debbie Orebaugh
   Posted Sun May 01, 2016
I will always remember Dave. My fondest memories are when he shot off fireworks and cleaned his fish down on Jefferson street. Both of your parents were very good to me as well as Darin and David. He will be missed. God bless Betty and David

Ron Kooken
   Posted Mon May 02, 2016
Really sorry for your loss, I will miss Davey as a fishing buddy and a Mississippi Valley Hunter and Fishermen member. He was really a master gardener and the Texas onions were great.

Trina & Tim Cookson
   Posted Wed May 04, 2016
Praying for family and friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you, and loving memories to help you smile again. God bless.

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