Charles R. Hipp

Charles Rich “Bud” Hipp, 80, of Bryan passed away peacefully on Friday, June 8, 2018 at his home with his son and daughter by his side. There will be a memorial service held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers in Bryan, with Certified Life Celebrant Dawn Lee Wakefield officiating.

Charles was born on October 16, 1937 to John Wreford Hipp and Floy McClellan Hipp in Albany, Georgia. He was the youngest of three children. He graduated in 1955 from Jefferson High in San Antonio. Bud met his future spouse, Mona Jo McBeth while attending Texas A&M and they were married November 28,1959. To this union came 2 children: Charles Gregory and Jennifer Jo.

Charles was proud to be of the Texas A&M Class of 1959 and he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He was also a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. Bud was a highly respected and successful executive in the oilfield industry in Houston. He traveled the world extensively with International Tool & Supply and retired in 2008. Bud was an avid fresh and saltwater fisherman, enjoyed tennis and golf, and loved entertaining his family and friends. He was much loved and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 28 years Mona Jo McBeth Hipp and his second wife Judith “Judy” Lynn Max.

Bud is survived by his son Charles Gregory Hipp of Bryan; daughter Jennifer Jo Hipp of Hurst; grandson (Greg’s son) Jordan Patrick Hipp and wife Lauren and their daughter Callie Jo Hipp of Lake Jackson; granddaughter Makenzie Jo Reeves (Jennifer’s daughter) attending Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK; brother Joe Wreford Hipp of San Antonio; sister Gloria Jean Oldner and her husband Jim Oldner of Fort Worth; and numerous other loving family members.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

A special thank you to April Rudd for over 2 years of her friendship and care in his time of need.

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  1. Greg and Jennifer, Uncle Bud was a very sweet man. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sabrina

  2. There is no one like Uncle Bud.. siuch a light to everyone he touched! The best wit, loving and hilarious, a truly original soul. There is so much love to share, celebrating his incredible life. Our thoughts and love are with you.~Donna Jean

  3. Bud will be sorely missed. He was fun, charismatic, and a truly special friend. What a blessing it was for me to get in one last squeeze.

  4. Jennifer and Greg –

    I didn’t get to know your dad very well, but I felt instantly welcome and accepted the moment I met him. I’m confident his love of life and people continues on through you. I’ll never forget my ride in the “buggy” with him around his beautiful property, and I’ll bet he’s still laughing!

    Makenzie –

    I’m sure there’s a lot of your Papa Bud in you, and I can know him better through you. Thanks for being exactly who you are.

  5. Greg and Jennifer, please know that our hearts go out to you in the loss of your Dad. I regret not getting down to visit with him but knew that he was being taken care of by y’all. Your Uncle Joe kept me updated on his well being. The loss of your parents is heavy but knowing that they are in a better place is comforting. Prayers from Judith and me.

  6. Jennifer and Greg,

    Sincere condolences to you and all the family in the loss of your Dad. It is with fondest memories of Debbie and my having dinner with Judy and he some 20 years ago while visiting in Houston. We shared a lot laughter and cousin childhood memories. A great Guy, RIP!

  7. Deepest condolences to the entire family and may the thoughts and prayers of friends comfort you all.

    I was fortunate to know and work with Bud for several years and make some international trips with him. He was a true gentleman and professional and a natural sales person gaining immediate trust and acceptance with customers at all levels of the organization through his caring personality.

    Gig’em Bud

  8. Condolences to the Hipp Family for the loss of a very special man . I got a chance to work closely with Bud for many years and I cherish the time we had together . A true gentlemen and oilfield professional and friend . He will be missed by many . Rest In Peace Bud !

  9. I was fortunate to know and be friends with Bud during his many years as a member and holder of multiple offices in the NOMADS oilfield organization in Houston. He was always upbeat with a smile on his face, and a true “old fashioned” gentleman. Please accept my condolences for your loss of a fine man.

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