Gregory Flippen

11/07/2012 2:11 PM |

Gregory Flippen of Riverhead, an actor and 40-year state public high school long jump record holder, died Nov. 6 at Peconic Bay Medical Center. He was 60.

Born April 27, 1952, to Ruth and Curtis Flippen, he was a four-time state champion long jumper from Riverhead High School, from which he graduated in 1971. He was inducted into the Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame. His record, first set in 1968, stood until earlier this year.

Mr. Flippen is survived by five children, Candice Bostick, Gregory Bostick, Josh Bostick, Curtis Flippen and Carey Sterling; three grandchildren; a sister, Debra Turner;  and a brother, Mark Flippen.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Riverhead.