Clyde Douglas Lipsey, 72, of Little Mountain, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Lexington Medical Center surrounded by his immediate family.
Born on March 12, 1948 in Clinton, he was a son of the late Ernest James and Annie Belle Knox Lipsey. He was a 1967 graduate of Mid Carolina High School where he played football. Clyde worked for Joe Blanchard and Blanchard Machinery for 30 plus years as a tool expeditor at Haile Gold Mine. Mr. Lipsey was a member of Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church.
Clyde enjoyed mountain trips with his wife, being with his children and grandchildren, coaching church softball and was an avid South Carolina Gamecock fan. He was especially fond of “his girls,” the Lady Gamecock basketball team and Coach Staley and her staff.
Clyde never met a stranger and was affectionately known as “Papa Clyde” and “Papa Lipsey” to many.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Mary Lunell Davenport Lipsey; daughters, Kim Mitchell of Little Mountain and Cindi (Michael Hall) Koon of Prosperity and a son, Kenny (Mary) Lipsey of Prosperity; grandchildren, Seth Koon, Lexi Koon, Makenna Lipsey and Elam Hall sisters, Debbie (Mike) Graham of Newberry, Sally (Ronnie) Huffstetler of Chapin and Jackie (Doug) Haltiwanger of Little Mountain; a brother, Sammy Williamson of Little Mountain; sister-in-law, Martha Ann Farmer of Little Mountain; and special family friends Elly (Jennifer) Jones and son's Jack and Wilson. He leaves behind his faithful four legged companion, Holly. Mr. Lipsey was predeceased by sisters, Emma Quinn, Christine McMillian and Frances Williamson and a brother, “Slick” Lipsey.
A celebration of life service will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the Chapin Baptist Church Pavilion, 950 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin, SC by the Rev. Dr. Michael Hull. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The family will be at his residence in Little Mountain.