C.B. Pippin, Jr.


October 15, 1951 ~ April 6, 2024 (age 72)

Carroll Bryant “C.B.” Pippin, Jr. of Granbury, TX passed away on April 6, 2024, after a
prolonged illness at the age of 72. He was born in Orange, TX on October 15, 1951, to Carroll
Bryant Pippin, Sr. and Lora Glenodine Pippin. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Karen, son
Bryant, daughter-in-law Sara, and grandsons Oscar and Hugo. He is also survived by one
brother, Jim, and his wife, Susan, as well as several nieces and nephews.

C.B. and his brother were raised on farmland next to a little dirt road seemingly in the middle of
nowhere. It is unrecognizable today- the city of Watauga, TX grew up around the farm almost as
quickly as the Pippin boys. The house became locally famous as the last remaining homestead on
the very heavily trafficked Rufe Snow Dr. and, while it is no longer there, the memories made
and shared within the walls played a major role in C.B.’s life.

C.B. graduated in 1970 from Haltom High School in Haltom City, TX and enrolled at Tarleton
State University where he received his bachelor’s degree (’74) in Industrial Arts before
completing his master’s (’78) at the University of North Texas.

C.B. and Karen married January 5, 1974, in Denton, TX after having met and worked together as
camp counselors at Camp Manison in Friendswood, TX for three summers. Camp Manison held
a very special place in C.B.’s heart and throughout their five decades together he and Karen
would often recount the stories of their courtship, friendships made, and the general
ridiculousness that comes from young adults supervising camp kids.

Before becoming a father, C.B. was awarded a scholarship from Fort Worth ISD to study the
British educational system at the University of London. Karen traveled abroad with him, and
they loved telling tales of their time together in Europe.

Like his parents, C.B. was a lifelong educator. He began his teaching career in 1974 at Leonard
Middle School in Fort Worth, TX and spent the majority of his career at Tarleton State
University where he taught for 31 years in what is now known as the Mayfield College of
Engineering. C.B. was very proficient with his hands and had an eye for design. During his
teaching career, he taught everything from woodworking to ceramics and leather making. He had
a keen interest in jewelry making and developed an art-core elective that quickly became one of
the most popular classes offered within the department. C.B. shared his enthusiasm with his
students, helping them to know the pride and joy in a job well done. He was an excellent
educator and was still in contact with many students until his death.

C.B. was also recognized as an excellent educator by his contemporaries having led his
professional organization, the Association of Texas Technology Education (ATTE), as Executive
Secretary for five years and received many awards and honors within the association.
C.B. was a passionate cooking hobbyist and was quite skilled at smoking and grilling. He fed
many people with the barbeque and fajitas he made for ATTE and his church, Oakdale United Methodist, amongst others.

Oakdale became a second home for C.B. during his years as an active member, and he loved helping raise money for the church with his cooking. As a man, husband, father, and grandfather, C.B. impacted many lives with his love, support and talents.

A service in his memory will be held at Oakdale United Methodist in Stephenville, TX on
Thursday, April 11 at 2:00. Visitation will be held at Oakdale an hour prior at 1:00. C.B. will
then be laid to rest at Roselawn Cemetery in Denton, TX on Friday at 1:00. Friends and family
that C.B. was honored to know throughout his life and who will serve as pallbearers are Jim
Jenkins, Orie McKenzie, Jim Pippin, Gary Thomas, Jesse Webb, and David Worley.
C.B. was a supporter of St. Jude’s Research Hospital and would have wanted donations made
there (or to a charity of your choice) in lieu of flowers.

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