Gary Nipper with his friend, “Buur” Sylla in the village of Djiida, Senegal in 2001.

On Friday, February 5, 2021 my father passed away after a three-week battle with COVID-19. These are the words I shared at his memorial service…

We’re still shocked by Dad’s sudden departure. And we’re heartbroken. And we will be sad for a long time. Because Gary Nipper was a special man. He loved us so well, and touched so many lives. That’s why our pain is deep today. We mourn because this life is all we know in a tangible sense. But there is so much more on the other side, and Dad knew that.

And scripture confirms this, when…

Nathan Nipper

Nathan Nipper writes for TV and radio and authored the award-winning book Dallas ’Til I Cry: Learning to Love Major League Soccer.

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