Craig Hipp PDF Print E-mail

Arthur Craig Hipp, 56, of Pomaria, passed away suddenly on April 3, 2021, at his residence.

Craig was a 1984 graduate of Mid Carolina High School and an entrepreneur/owner operator of Craig Hipp's Towing and Repair, Inc., Pomaria/Prosperity, SC. He loved his profession and met many life long friends along the way. He could go nowhere that he didn't know someone or someone approached him. He also loved drag racing. He started as crew chief for his son, Michael, in junior dragster where the team won many track championships. Once Michael aged out of the juniors, Craig found a car for himself and enjoyed weekends at the track both in and out of state.

He and his wife, enjoyed traveling the United States of America on motorcycle, being together, camping and enjoying the sights of this great land.

Left behind to cherish those and many more memories are his wife of 34 years, Tina Livingston Hipp, his son, Michael Craig Hipp, a daughter-in-love, Malorie Tummons all of Pomaria; his mother, Jeannette Amick Hipp Ayers and brother, Mark and Missy Hipp of Prosperity; his parents-in-love, Virgil and Ann Livingston, brothers and sisters-in-love, Todd and Tammy Livingston, Amanda and Johnny Riddle; nieces and nephews, Laken and Chandlor Williams, Taylor Livingston and Avery McGee. Numerous family friends and long time employees, Greg Smith, Ducan McFate and Oren Fulmer. He was predeceased by his daughter, Kimberly Marie Hipp and his dad, Arthur Harman Hipp.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Morris Chapel Southern Methodist Church by the Rev. Jonathan Kammerer and the Rev. Tony Curcio. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Morris Chapel Southern Methodist Church, 1189 New Hope Road, Pomaria, SC 29126 or to the Pomaria Rescue Squad, PO Box 192, Pomaria, SC 29126.

The service will be broadcast on 97.1 FM and can be picked up in the parking lot of the church for those who do not feel comfortable attending the inside service.

Pallbearers will be Rusty Albert, Kevin Lathrop, Ben Spires, Jamie Amick, Tony Brown and Josh Gordon.

Those attending are reminded of COVID 19 social distancing guidelines and masks are encouraged.

 

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#79 Mrs. Pamela R. Marti 2021-04-10 11:42
We are so SORRY to learn of Craigs passing. Sending our love and prayers to the family.
Pam & Bobby Martin
 
 
#78 Charlotte Koon Ehney 2021-04-08 09:33
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for God's comfort and peace during this time.
 
 
#77 Linda Lever 2021-04-08 08:03
Tina and Family - We are so sorry for your loss. I pray that you will feel the love of others and especially the presence of God during the difficult days ahead. You all have our deepest sympathy. Curtis and Linda Lever
 
 
#76 ELMIRA RUTHERFORD 2021-04-08 05:14
Tina...Condolences to you and the family. So sorry for your family. I will continue to remember you in my thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#75 Johnny Lindler 2021-04-07 22:56
So sorry to hear about Craig. He was a wonderful man. Prayers for the family during this difficult time. Johnny and Stephanie Lindler
 
 
#74 Brice Boozer 2021-04-07 15:54
To the family: Sending prayers for comfort and strength.
Craig was a good man who will be missed by many.
 
 
#73 Karen Summer 2021-04-07 11:23
Tina, I was so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
 
 
#72 Gary Graham 2021-04-06 22:32
Tina, Michael, and family - our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are so sorry to hear of Craig's death. Glenn and Cathy Graham; Gary and Samantha Graham, Nolan, and Olivia
 
 
#71 Nancy and Lewis Lee 2021-04-06 21:07
We were sorry to hear of your loss. Craig was a caring and loving person to us all. If you needed help, all you needed to do was give him a call and he would be there to help or he would find someone that could. May God bless you all during this difficult time.
 
 
#70 Rev. Randy Derrick 2021-04-06 20:29
Craig was a dear friend and neighbor, and he helped everyone he could with every fiber of faith, love and Christian duty that he could. Therefore I know that he is safe above in heaven with Christ’s Saints, and I look forward to being with him and our faithful loved ones again......peace, dear friend, rest easy! Pastor Randy & Family
 
 
#69 Kim and jimmy moore 2021-04-06 17:45
Thoughts and prayers to the family. My father, Gurnie Stuck thought so much of him and very saddened . We will continue to pray for the family.
 
 
#68 Meleah Koenig 2021-04-06 17:39
I’m so sorry for your loss-thinking of your family during this time.
 
 
#67 Susan Kinard 2021-04-06 17:24
Tina and family. So sorry to hear this about Craig. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and give you the peace and comfort that only he can. Much love to you all.
 
 
#66 Lanel Crawford 2021-04-06 17:19
Tina and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May you feel the comfort of God's love in the coming days.
Love,
Lanel
 
 
#65 Beth and Gary Wise 2021-04-06 17:09
Sincere condolences to you and your family. Prayers of comfort to you in the days ahead.
 
 
#64 Kathy Smith 2021-04-06 14:12
So sorry for your loss, Craig was a good and long time friend. Prayers for the family.
 
 
#63 Neal & Kathey Eargle 2021-04-06 10:50
Uplifting prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead. Our sincere condolences to all of Craig's family and friends. Sp very sorry for your loss.
 
 
#62 Rebecca Steen 2021-04-06 04:08
Mark, Missy and family,

We are very sorry to hear about Craig. We are thinking of you and lifting you all in prayer.

Love,
Chris, Becky and Zachary
 
 
#61 Beth Gibson 2021-04-05 21:44
Tina and Michael, I was sorry to hear about Craig's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Craig was a great person!
 
 
#60 Dianne graham 2021-04-05 17:43
Tina and Michael I am sorry to hear of Graig sudden passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and prayers. Dianne
 
 
#59 Loren Moore 2021-04-05 14:58
Tina, Michael and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Not only was Craig a good man, he was a great friend. He will be missed greatly. You all are in our thoughts and prayer.
Love and prayers,
Loren, Kellie, Kyle and Amber
 
 
#58 Sharon Graham 2021-04-05 12:10
Tina and Family,

Timmy and I were so saddened to hear of Craig's passing. Craig and I were friends for over 50 years - - before kindergarten! He was a wonderful person who will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Sharon & Timmy Graham
 
 
#57 Wingard Towing 2021-04-05 12:06
May his memories be of comfort to those who loved and respected him. What a loss this community will endure. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends. -The Wingard Towing family (West Columbia, SC)
 
 
#56 Lisa Long 2021-04-05 11:32
Tina, Michael, Ms Jeanette and family,
So sorry for your loss. Craig was a nice guy that will be surely missed by many. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

With sympathy,
Tommy & Lisa Long
and family.
 
 
#55 Vincent L. Brooks 2021-04-05 11:27
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. Craig was a great friend, neighbor and helped me on numerous occasions. My wife & I feels like a part of the Livingston family. He will truly be missed especially late nights passing our house on his motorcycle. Please let us know what we can do to help! God Bless You!
 
 
#54 Anthony Matthews 2021-04-05 11:16
Prayers to all of your family at this time. Anthony & Sebrena Matthews
 
 
#53 Wayne Ewing 2021-04-05 10:33
I was stunned by news of Craig's passing. He was one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. My sincere condolences. My whole family has you in our thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#52 Stan & Paula Mills 2021-04-05 09:40
We are saddened to hear of Craig's passing. Please accept our heart felt prayers during this very difficult time.
Sincerely, Stan, Paula Patrick & Meredith Mills
 
 
#51 KAREN LINDLER SMITH 2021-04-05 09:27
May God be with you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Joey and Karen Linder Smith
 
 
#50 Candice Coppock 2021-04-05 07:27
So sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying for you all.
 
 
#49 Teresa Portwood 2021-04-05 05:04
Hipp Family,

I am sincerely sorry for your loss. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.May Craig rest in peace with sweet Kimberly.
 
 
#48 Susan Smith 2021-04-04 23:27
We're so very sorry for yalls loss! My heart hurts for yours. Craig was such a very good guy. We had some fun times together in school. Class of 84. Praying God will give you comfort, peace and strength to face each and every day!
Love yall, Susan and Virgil
 
 
#47 Jimmy & Donna Berley 2021-04-04 21:56
We still can’t find the words. Our hearts are broken into a million pieces. Jimmy and I love you all. Many, many prayers will be lifted for everyone. Sending our condolences wrapped in love.
 
 
#46 Neal Lake 2021-04-04 20:08
Our deepest condolences on your loss. May God bless you all
 
 
#45 Mr. & Mrs. Neal Lake 2021-04-04 19:53
So sorry, prayers for the family.
 
 
#44 Ricky Richardson 2021-04-04 19:18
Tina and family Craig was a good friend and enjoyed stopping by the shop to visit with him. Craig will be truly missed by many people. Your family will be in our prayers.
 
 
#43 Willie Morris 2021-04-04 18:27
Tina, Michael and Family, God bless you during this most difficult time again in your lives. We are heart-broken over the passing of Craig. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love and Peace, Willie and Andy
 
 
#42 Christy Bouknight 2021-04-04 17:40
Lifting you in prayers during this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy, James, Zadean, and Christy Bouknight
 
 
#41 Margaret DiPietro 2021-04-04 16:33
May the love of God give you peace. Sending love and prayers for the family!
 
 
#40 Sherrie Williams 2021-04-04 15:32
I'm so sorry to hear about Craig's passing. It was a shocker to me. He was still so young. You have my deep condolences and I will be praying for you and the family.
 
 
#39 Molly Lominack 2021-04-04 15:01
Tina, Michael and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Craig was a good man and will be greatly missed. May God arrms wrap around you and provide some comfort.
Garrett, ,Molly and Kassidy
 
 
#38 Amy Hendrix 2021-04-04 12:49
Tina and family. Keith and I are so sorry to hear about Craig’s passing. He was a good man. He Was always helping others and cared for everyone he met. He never met a stranger he didn’t become friends with. May God give you strength to get you through the coming days. Sending love and prayers for each of you.
 
 
#37 Janice Smith 2021-04-04 12:42
Sending my deepest sympathy to the entire family. May the Lord give you strength in the days ahead. Janice Smith
 
 
#36 Wendy Lester Riley 2021-04-04 11:46
Tina, Mark and family,
Michael and I are deeeply sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you.
 
 
#35 Tresser Wright 2021-04-04 11:12
Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family!
 
 
#34 Lonnette &Randy 2021-04-04 10:53
I can't begin to tell you how sorry we are for y'all loss. We loved Craig and will miss him so much. We pray God will give you comfort as you go through this difficult time. We love y'all, Randy & Lonnette
 
 
#33 Jessica Draeger 2021-04-04 10:26
Tina, I am so very sorry for your terrible loss. I am holding you close to my heart in this most difficult time.
Jessica Draeger
 
 
#32 Billy&Edith Morris 2021-04-04 08:51
Mark & Missy
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom. Losing a family is always hard. Please accept our deepest sympathy
Billy & Edith
 
 
#31 Pam DeHart 2021-04-04 08:09
So sorry for your loss. Tina and family may God Bless you and give you strength in the following days.
 
 
#30 Doug Hipp 2021-04-04 07:44
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Doug and Pam Hipp
 
 
#29 Belinda Parker 2021-04-04 07:36
Craig was so, so kind! May God comfort you all, now and forever. Love and prayers, Jennings and Belinda Parker
 
 
#28 Wako Cotney 2021-04-04 07:25
So sad to hear of a young man in his prime leaving us. Have known him since he was a boy. Treasure many memories. To all the family and friends, may the God of all glory and grace give much peace during your time of grief.
 
 
#27 Henry Franklin 2021-04-04 01:07
So very sorry to hear of Craig’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in the coming days.
 
 
#26 Deborah H Taylor 2021-04-03 23:58
To Jeannette and family, please accept my condolences at this sad time. I was so sorry to hear of Craig's passing. I can remember him as the skinny little boy out in his Dad's shop, always under his Dad's feet. He wanted to be just like Harmon. God bless him and his family.
 
 
#25 Mary Beth Richardson 2021-04-03 20:49
Tina and Family:
Kent and I were both heartbroken to learn of Craig's passing. We are holding you all close in our thoughts and in our prayers now and in the days ahead. We pray that God grant you all strength, comfort and most of all peace, as only He can.
Craig was a good man and we both will always cherish the memories we have of him!!
 
 
#24 Edgar and Cathy Lindler 2021-04-03 20:35
We were shocked and saddened when we heard of Craig's passing. You all are in our prayers. God bless and keep the faith. Edgar and Cathy Lindler
 
 
#23 Lynn W. Wessinger 2021-04-03 20:32
Tina, Todd, and family,
I am in shock and words cannot express the sadness we feel for all of you and ourselves. Our prayerful sympathy to all of you. Our prayer is for one of comfort and peace in the days to come. With all our love,
Lynn and Larry Wessinger and family
 
 
#22 Diane Metts 2021-04-03 20:08
Tina, Mark & Family,
Steve & I are shocked and saddened by the passing of Craig. He was such a wonderful gentleman, always willing to help others and always with a smile and sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May God's love, grace and peace comfort you today and in the days to come.
Steve & Diane Metts
 
 
#21 Jewel Oxner 2021-04-03 18:49
Jeanette I am so sorry to hear about your sons passing. We are suppose to outlive our children and my mother said losing a child is the hardest loss to go thru. May God comfort you during this hard time that you are going thru. Jewel Oxner
 
 
#20 Cindy Leitzsey 2021-04-03 18:21
So very sorry to hear this news today We considered Craig a good friend and great mechanic He helped us on many occasions Thoughts and Prayers to all Cindy and Donnie Leitzsey
 
 
#19 Amanda Drafts 2021-04-03 18:13
Lifting you all in prayer.
 
 
#18 Pam DeHart 2021-04-03 17:39
Tina and family so sorry for your loss may God give you peace in your time of sorrow.
 
 
#17 Jan Bush 2021-04-03 17:18
John and I are very saddened to hear the news of Craig's passing. He was a good man and will be missed by many. Prayers for God's strength and comfort at this time. Sincerely, John and Jan Bush
 
 
#16 Jackie Haltiwanger 2021-04-03 16:56
Tina,. We are so sorry to hear of Craig's passing. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Doug, Jackie, Carrie and Clarissa.
 
 
#15 Betsy Black 2021-04-03 16:16
Tina, Michael, and Malorie, I was so shocked to hear of Craig's passing. My heart hurts for y'all. Raising prayers for all of you.
 
 
#14 Sheriff Lee Foster 2021-04-03 16:01
Mere words can never help ease the pain of your loss. Craig was a good man with a heart as large as one of his wreckers. He was always willing to help someone in need. I was always amazed at his energy and work ethic. Watching him figure out a difficult tow job was a wonderment. While I was in hospital and critically ill, Craig sent me a series of text messages out of concern and offering encouragement. In a dark time, Craig shined a light on me that helped with my recovery. May the memories of a life well lived and that of a good man keep Craig alive in your hearts and minds. We shall always remember he was our friend. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
 
 
#13 Bruce & Debra 2021-04-03 15:46
Tina & Michael , I have no words, so very sorry . Prayers to you and family Bruce and Debra .
 
 
#12 Bridgette Taylor 2021-04-03 15:27
Jeanette and family I sorry for your lost . ✝️
 
 
#11 Judi B. Wessinger 2021-04-03 15:14
Another good man gone much too soon. Our thoughts prayers and love are with you and all the family.
 
 
#10 Harriett Riddle 2021-04-03 15:11
im so sorry hear of Craig passing. my heart goes out to all of you. my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow. love to all, Harriett.
 
 
#9 Frank Baughman 2021-04-03 15:05
To my friend for a long time. I’ll see you on the other side.
 
 
#8 Lydia Merchant 2021-04-03 14:01
We are so sorry for your loss. Cherish the good times and memories that we're made. Sending prayers. Lydia & David Merchant
 
 
#7 Rhonda Lindler 2021-04-03 13:56
I'm so sorry for your loss. Craig was always such a kind person. Praying for your family.
 
 
#6 Scott & Candy Frick 2021-04-03 13:52
Tina and family,
Our deepest condolences to you and your family on Craig’s passing. Scott thought so much of him. They grew up together when Scott would be at his grandparents across the road from Craig’s house. When Scott was working he would get to talk to Craig often. Scott said they don’t come any better than Craig. He was a good man. We offer our prayers and know that God’s peace will be with you. Rest In Peace my friend.

With our love,
Scott and Candy Frick
 
 
#5 Harold Fulmer 2021-04-03 13:26
Deeply saddened to learn of Craig’s passing! May our Heavenly Father wrap his loving arms around all his family and comfort them.
Love and prayers,
Harold & Ola Mae Fulmer
 
 
#4 Harold Fulmer 2021-04-03 13:25
Deeply saddened to learn of Craig’s passing! May our Heavenly Father wrap his loving arms around all his family and comfort them.
Love and prayers,
Harold & Ola Mae Fukmer
 
 
#3 Dolly Blount 2021-04-03 13:22
Tina and family, You have our sympathy and love. May God hold all of you in his arms during this time and always, Love, Dolly, and Wayne Blount
 
 
#2 Sherri Fulmer Gentry 2021-04-03 13:02
Shocked and saddened to learn of Craig‘s passing...My heartfelt love, thoughts and prayers go out to the family! Sherri F. Gentry, Matthew and Kaitlyn
 
 
#1 Lisa R Baker 2021-04-03 12:08
So sorry to hear of your loss. We will remember you all in our prayers.
Mr. & Mrs. Carl J. Baker, Mr. & Mrs. Larry E. Amick and Mr. Chad E. Amick