Remembering Tucker Hipps – After leaving the Z93 Studio last Monday night following the weekly Tiger Talk show, I was contacted about the passing of my Palmetto Boys State Brother, Tucker Hipps. Tucker was a Sophomore at Clemson University, a graduate of Wren High School, and a friend through our work together at Boys State. There are many that knew him better than I, but the times I was around him over the last 3 years, I found him to be an outstanding leader, a genuine and selfless friend, a creative and talented young man, and he possessed a smile that never seemed to find a stranger. I doubt there will be times in the future that I will think about Clemson without thinking about this great tragedy. But more than his loss, I want to remember Tucker’s contributions and impact on his family, his friends, his fellow Boys Staters, his university, and the stories of his faith in Christ. Please join me in continuing to pray for his family and loved ones.
I had the opportunity, one week after Tucker’s passing, to invite Tom Merritt, my good friend and friend of the Hipps family, to share with Z93 listeners about our friend Tucker Hipps: