After an extended illness, Jim Pipes passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, March 9, 2014 during the early morning hours.
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Jim was a barber in Lodi approximately 50 years, working at the Hotel Lodi Barber Shop, Lakewood Barber Shop and the Razor's Edge Barber Shop. He made special friends through the years. Through the Lodi Recreation Department Jim actively supported various youth sports, serving as an umpire and coaching. Jim was born in Oklahoma and later migrated to California. He served in the Army during the Korean war. Jim enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing and mining for gold. He was an excellent cook. In 1990 Jim moved to the foothills near Valley Springs and retired shortly thereafter.
Jim was preceded in death by his beloved son Steve, stepson Greg Hampel, and brother Lee. He is survived by his loving wife Joan, mother Violet Brooks, sister Brenda (Jim) Novak, sisters-in-law Mary Pipes and Melva Darnell, stepdaughter Sharon (Richard) Siegfried, daughters-in-law Mary Hollingsworth, KC Pipes and Kelly Hampel, and very special grandchildren Dennis Pipes, Keri (Joe) Duffy, Joseph Hampel, Jon and Jade Siegfried and a great-grandchild Grace Duffy.
If you wish to honor Jim by a donation, please donate to Hospice of Amador & Calaveras, 1500 S. Hwy. 49 Ste 205, Jackson, CA 95642. Committal is private.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Mar. 20 to Mar. 27, 2014