Juanita Deatherage says he was born in Bonham, not Ladonia.
James Pippin is in the Dept of Veterans Affairs Death File.. Born 5 May 1928; died 18 Oct 1998. He served in the Navy, 24 Sep 1945 - 3 May 1949; re-enlisted 4 May 1949 and served until 10 Mar 1953.
1956 Fort Worth TX City Directory
Jimmy divorced Estelle - the only other wife I knew anything about was Judy Bond. However I found in the Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002 - the following. A James F. Pippin Jr., age 43, married Edith C. Lester, age 31, at Hill County, TX on 31 Aug 1971. The age and name fit and this marriage was about two years before the marriage to Judy Bond. I suspect he was married three times.
1956 Ft. Worth City Directory
At the time of Jim's death, his son Kevin and wife Goodie lived in Durant OK. Three grandchildren were named in the Funeral Bulletin, none living with their fathers: Kory & Kasha Pippin of Lewisville, TX; Kyle of Waco, TX.
Died in hospital from massive heart attack. Burial at Highland Cemetery, Durant, OK. His gravesite is listed in the database of U. S. Veterans for his military service in WW II
His social security number was obtained in North Carolina - perhaps when he was in the Navy.
James Frank PIPPIN Jr. and Estelle SMITH had the following children: