Seth Aaron Ripper

December 3, 1997 ~ December 6, 2022

25 Years Old


A Celebration of Life for Seth Aaron Ripper, 25, of Nacogdoches will held at 2:00pm on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at LugNutz on Hwy 59 South in Nacogdoches.  All are welcome to attend.

Seth unexpectedly passed from his earthly home on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 just 3 days after his 25th birthday.

Seth Aaron Ripper was born on December 3, 1997 the son of Renea and Eddie Ripper.  He attended Nacogdoches and Cushing schools and graduated from Cushing High School where he thoroughly enjoyed playing football, track and baseball.  Seth was a typical boy as a child.  He loved playing with his siblings and giving them all a hard time.  He was a strong willed, independent young man who had a heart of gold.  He loved completely and always had a smile on his face.  His happiness was contagious.  He had a great passion for nature and was most often found wandering in the woods or sitting around outside simply taking in the beauty and splendor of creation.  If no one could find Seth, a simple yell of his name would have him emerge from the abiss of the woods.   This is where he was most comfortable and where he longed to be.  He loved to forage and tend his garden.  He was also intrigued with astonomy, had a talent with art and allowed his curiosity with conspiracy theories take up his extra time.   The only other thing that would take up a majority of his time would be the love he had for animals.  No animal would ever go without if he could help it.  He rescued, loved and took care of many animals in his lifetime

Although his life on earth was short, he made a huge impact on everyone who knew him.  He was blessed with a wonderful family of whom he was very dedicated.  His mom and dad were his queen and his hero and he loved them without boundaries because they showed him how to.  His siblings were of extreme importance to him and his memories growing up with them were abundant.  His nephews and niece represented joy in his life and he had a great group of extended family and friends who meant everything to him.  Seth unapologetically, lived his life on his own terms….”free”.  When he wasn’t enjoying his time in nature, he could be found listening to music, playing washers and even some beer pong when warranted by a gathering of his family and friends.

Seth is survived by his parents, Edward & Renea Ripper; sister, Lorin Wade and husband, Corey; brother, Alan Hoefler and wife, Anna; grandparents, Glen & Pam McVay; niece and nephews, William, McKenzie & Conner Wade; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and many friends that he considered family.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alfred Sr. and Shirley (Momo) Ripper; uncle Jeffrey Boulware; and aunts, Cathy Boulware and Jerri Kay Ripper.

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