Mr. Horace L. "Rip" Rhorer, Jr. Obituary
- March 25, 1927 - October 11, 2011
- Mobile, Alabama
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Horace L. "Rip" Rhorer Jr., (Age 84), of Mobile, died Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at his home.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 21st, 2011 at Pine Crest Cemetery in Mobile. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. A graveside service will immediately follow. Rip was born on March 25, 1927, in Atlanta, GA to the late Charlotte Morris Rhorer and the late Horace L. Rhorer, Sr.. He graduated from Sewanee Military Academy in 1945 and was drafted into the Navy in August of that year. After serving in the post-World War II Pacific theatre, he enrolled at the University of the South and earned his B.A. in Political Science in 1950. Rip earned his Master's degree the following year from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.Rip spent the majority of his career working for the United States Central Intelligence Agency. During his career, he was stationed in Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines, France and Washington, DC. Rip and Margaret "Magee" Crane of Mobile, AL met in Saigon, Vietnam and married on September, 13, 1958. They have one daughter, Margee. When Rip retired in 1991, he and Magee moved to Mobile, AL. Rip enjoyed his retirement years as an avid reader, golfer and gardener. He also worked as a volunteer docent at the Mobile Historical Association. Rip is survived by his wife, Magee; his daughter and son-in-law, Margee and Tim Mossman; and two granddaughters, Megan and Mandy Mossman.
In lieu of flowers a memorial may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church.