Horace Richard �Papa� Nipper, Sr. DIANA �Graveside services for Horace Richard �Papa� Nipper, Sr., 76, of Diana will be at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Grace Hill Cemetery in Longview, with Reverend David Farmer officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Diana. He passed away March 12, 2012 at his home with his family by his side. He was born May 8, 1935 in Daingerfield, Texas to W. L. and Jewell Nipper. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 57 years, Sue Nipper of Diana, Texas, daughter; Shirlene Rowe and Randy of Diana, son; Richard �Gator� Nipper, Jr. and Jennifer of Hallsville, Tx. grandchildren; Jimmy & Kendra Womack, Kevin & Heather Rowe, Christie & James Hazelwood, Stormie Nipper, 9 great-grandchildren, and sister Dean Burmeister. Papa was a member of Bible Baptist Church of Hughes Springs, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, W.L. & Jewell Nipper and a brother, Billy Ray Nipper. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 6-8 p.m. at Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Diana.