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Obituary: John Braden Klipsch, Noonday, Texas

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Services for John Braden Klipsch, 87, of Noonday, Texas, will be held on Friday, July 4, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home Chapel in Tyler, Texas, with Rev. Royce Savage officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Cemetery in Tyler, under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Mr. Klipsch passed away Friday, June 27, 2014.

He was born August 26, 1926, in Hope, Indiana, to Arthur John and Elsie Braden Klipsch.

John enlisted in the Army as a young man, serving in the 706th Battalion of the Tank Corps. After his service, he settled in Austin, Texas, where he worked for the City of Austin Power and Light, Hartford Insurance, where he inspected boilers, and Seton Hospital as a general maintenance engineer and a quality inspector supervisor for combustion engineering until 2006 when he retired. He was a member of Crestview United Methodist Church in Austin for 60 years.

John enjoyed working on his antique 1954 Farmall Cub tractor and was a member of Lone Star Tractor and Antique Engine Association. He loved to play and work in the yard on his two acres.

John always put his family first and will be remembered most as a wonderful, loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Elsie Klipsch, and 2 brothers, Ray and Jim Klipsch.

He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 64 years, Rose Marie Klipsch of Noonday; children, Becky Stamp and husband Lee of Tyler, Kathy Moore of Austin, Clifford Klipsch and wife, Kathy of Paige, Texas, John Klipsch and wife Christy of Mandeville, Louisiana, and Tony Klipsch and wife Joan of Sacramento, California; grandchildren, Kallie Moore, Corrynn Newman, Katie Stamp, Amanda Klipsch, Elyssa Klipsch, Samantha Klipsch and Michael Klipsch; and siblings, Betty Syphers and husband Phil of Austin, Texas, and Jane Thomas and husband Charles of Muncie, Indiana.

Visitation is scheduled from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler, Texas.

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