William "Bill" Lipps, age 79, of Claypool Hill, VA went to be with his Lord and Saviour surrounded by family on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. He was born in Kentucky on January 7, 1939 and lived in Virginia since 1971. He was a Charter Member of Community Heights Baptist Church. He retired from Jewell Smokeless as Preparation Manager after 23 years. Bill was a 50 year member of the Grand Lodge # 676 of Hazard, KY. He was a 32o Scottish Rite Member of Roanoke, VA and a member of the Kazim Shriners of Roanoke, VA. Bill was an amateur HAM Radio Operator, a Kentucky Colonel, and an avid UK Wildcats fan.
He was predeceased by his father, George Lipps; his mother, Sophie Lipps; and his brother, Carl Lipps.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Sandra, of the home; one daughter, Melody Lawhorn and husband Don of Ashburn, VA; one son, Mark Lipps and wife Angie of Richlands, VA; one granddaughter, Lea Felty and husband Nathan of Roanoke, VA; one great-grandson, Aaden Whitaker; three step-great grandchildren, Addie, Alexis, and Gabriel.
The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, September 13 at Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff, VA. A Masonic Service will be conducted at 6 p.m.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, September 14 at the Singleton Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor Allen Jessee officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, VA. Pallbearers will be Richard McVey, Tim Lipps, Tim McVey, Randy Fletcher, Earnest Edgel, Wayne Davis, Mike Horn, and Rick Horn.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.SingletonFuneralService.com. Singleton Funeral Service is serving the family of William 'Bill" Lipps.
Published on September 12, 2018
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