Roger Herbert Gilpin passed away peacefully in his home on June 25th of 2022.
He was born in Greentown, Pennsylvania on June 29th of 1941. Roger moved to Laredo, Texas as a teenager and attended Martin High School. He spent most of his spare time during his high school years working at the family business, White’s Landing. After he graduated from high school, he worked on ranches in Webb County until he joined the Air Force in 1963. After he came home from the Air Force he worked for Uniroyal for a short time and then worked for CP&L until he retired. Throughout his years with CP&L and after, he leased ranches and enjoyed ranching with his sons. In his later years, he and his sons bought a ranch together near Encinal in an area that he had always really liked. For the last 14 years, he enjoyed that ranch with his sons, his grandchildren and his wife. In recent months he was able to reflect on many great things that he appreciated about the life he lived.
He was preceded in death by his father Herbert Gilpin, his stepfather Sonny White, his mother Lillian White and his nephew Lance Beard.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Vita Rehm Gilpin; his sons David Hardcastle (Laura), Judd Gilpin (Lulu), Casey Gilpin and Chad Gilpin (Charlotte); his siblings Jack Gilpin (Billie) and Tammie Beard (Glenn); his nephews and nieces Barry Gilpin (Debbie), Patsy Schwab (Mike), Cindy Havelka (Glen) and Hayley Kowis (Carl); his grandchildren, Morgan Gilpin, Brit Gilpin, Alexandra Hardcastle, Amanda Hardcastle, Cora Gilpin and Clark Gilpin; and his great niece Hannah Leyendecker (Jonathan).
He has seen his last round-up in this world and is now off to that eternal round-up in heaven. He was a good man, a good husband, a good father and a good friend. He will be missed by many and thought of often.
The family will be receiving guests on Friday, July 1, 2022, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 9:30 am to 10:30 am followed by Military Honors by the Laredo Veterans Honor Guard and Presentation of the U.S. Flag will be provided by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers “Donations to the Rockwood Cemetery would be greatly appreciated” checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 695 Rockwood Texas 76873.
Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com