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.