Rev. Bobby Lipscomb

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The home going celebration service for the Rev. Bobby Lipscomb will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Sunny Eve Baptist Church. Dr. Roland Brown, the Rev. David Lipscomb, and the Rev. Lloyd "Red" Watkins, will officiate. Burial will follow at Sunny Eve Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today, March 28, 2017 at Miller's Funeral Home in Oxford. Bro. Bobby was born November 28, 1934, in Coats Bend, Etowah County, Alabama. He attended Coats Bend, and Gaston High. After the death of his beloved momma, Savannah, he moved to Calhoun County and attended Oxford High. He was tall, intelligent, strong, athletic, talented, and the coaches begged him to play ball. By the age of 14, he was attending school and working as a logger to help pay for his rent, so there was no time for the sports he loved. Bro. Bobby was called to preach and ran revivals in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. He was ordained into the Gospel Ministry on October 10, 1965. His father-in-law, Rev. Russell Jones, led the Presbytery. Bro. Bobby's first pastorate was Hatcher Avenue Church, in Jacksonville. He also pastored churches in Etowah and Talladega Counties including Van Courtland, Antioch on McIntosh Road, and Hopeful. For many years, he hosted several radio programs in Anniston. The Lipscomb family would sing and he would preach and welcome visiting guests. His was a familiar voice in Calhoun County. He has faithfully served as the beloved pastor of Sunny Eve Baptist Church for over 20 years. He has worn the hats of a logger, share cropper, farmer, pipe shop worker, trucker, bus driver, umpire, radio host, singer, as a skilled farrier (blacksmith), and as a shipping clerk. He retired from Lee Bros. - Phelps Dodge Company with over 40 years of service. Horses have always been a large part of his life and he served as president of the Circle C Saddle Club for many years. Bro. Bobby's love for his family, the Scriptures, all children, all animals, music, good food, good fellowship, preaching, a good laugh, and especially his LORD has always been evident. Bro. Bobby entered the presence of his Savior on Sunday, March 26, 2017. He is survived by his bride of 65 years, Sarah "Skippy" Jones Lipscomb; daughters, Marilyn L. Clark (Stan), of DeArmanville, Sharon "Suddie" Taylor (Jeff), of Oxford, and Deb Lipscomb (Vic), of Saks; grandchildren, Lynnley Clark Neal (Kevin), of Decatur, Brent Taylor (Pepper), of Oxford; great-grandchildren, Logan Taylor, Lauren Taylor, Aly Hearn, and JoAnna Clark; sister, Lillie Weaver, of Southside; sisters-in-law, Arlie Brown, Sue Lipscomb, and Shirley Lipscomb, and 20 nieces and nephews. Bro. Lipscomb was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Savannah Payne Lipscomb; grandchildren, William Lloyd Clark, and Rose Taylor; sisters, Jessie Lou Jones, Willie Jo Lipscomb, and Ruby Clyde Lipscomb; brothers, Jerry Lipscomb, Loyd Thomas Jr., Revs. Gurland, Earl, and Ralph Lipscomb. Brother Bobby was number 11 of 12 children born to Savannah and Loyd Lipscomb. Pallbearers will be Brent Taylor, Logan Taylor, Stan Clark, Kevin Neal, Jim Brown, Jack Brown, Casey Lipscomb, and Kurt Lipscomb. Ushers will be Leo Eden, Avery Smith, Tyler Rich, and Jason Payne. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Ball, Dr. Michael Hanna, Jeff Taylor, Pedro Juarez, Clifford Davidson, Olin Sheets, Mike Jones, David Brooks, Gerald Brooks, Heath Miller, Mike Williams, Mark Walker, Jim Wilburn, Sam Ball, Jones Rollins, and the Men's Sunday School Class of SEBC, and his fellow preachers of the Gospel. The Lipscomb Family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the excellent care afforded our husband and dad to the following, Dr. Michael Hanna, Dr. Louis Da Valentin, Dr. Adeoye Aremu, Dr. Dalton-Smith, Dr. Bheemanathini, Dr. Madella, Dr. Zin, Dr. Kamran, Roxie Teague, ALACARE Home Health, the dedicated Prayer Ministry and the faithful loving Staff of Golden Springs Baptist Church, Fresenius Dialysis, of RMC, of Anniston, and the entire caring and dedicated staff of Noland Hospital Unit of Anniston. A very special thanks to Bro. Bobby's dialysis "transport team" Avery Smith, Emily Reaves, Vicky Hearn, Gloria and Mike Jones. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in memory of Bobby Lipscomb to one of his favorite charities. They are as follows: Alabama Baptist Children's Home 1210 Friendship Road Oxford, Alabama 36203; The Gideons PO Box 140800 Nashville, TN 37214-0800; Sunny Eve Baptist Church Cemetery Fund 780 Buckelew Bridge Road Anniston, AL 36207. Bro. Bobby was known and loved by everyone he came in contact with. He could be counted on to always tell you the truth, even if the words were not what you wanted to hear. He was a warrior who fought valiantly for his Savior. Our hearts are heavy, yet there is laughter, love, music, precious memories, and HOPE as we remember our beloved Bobby, Skippy's husband, our daddy, brother, Pawpaw, BR549, uncle, and friend. Miller Funeral Home 256-831-4611
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Published in The Anniston Star on Mar. 28, 2017
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