Mack L. "Bobby Mack" Lipe
1932 - 2016
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Mack L. "Bobby Mack" Lipe
EAST PEORIA - Mack L. "Bobby Mack" Lipe, 83, of East Peoria passed away at 9:06 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Mack was born October 19, 1932, in Rogersville, TN, to Mack Earl and Thelma Louise Hilton Lipe. He married Annette Staes on December 3, 1965, in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are five daughters, Lisa McWherter of Greenville, TN, Denise Griffin of East Peoria, Tracy (David) Martens of Peoria and Shannon (Chad) Weber and Nicole Lipe, both of East Peoria; grandchildren, Dustin (Rebecca) McWherter, Katie, Gunnar and Garrett Griffin, Joshua (Robin) Fries, Taylor and Cole Dixon and Jacob (Adrienne) Lipe; three great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Thames; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Mack's first love was his wife of 50 years, Annette, whom he cherished, and his family. He loved spending time with them and caring for them. He served his country in the U.S. Army, stationed for two years in Korea.
His passion in life was music and entertaining under his stage name, Bobby Mack, the man with 1000 voices. He recorded and wrote songs in Nashville after moving to East Peoria, where he continued performing. Along with his band, he backed up many big names in country music over the years when they played locally. Mack owned the Music Mill, the Field Steakhouse and the Driftwood, entertaining there and at many other local venues and supper clubs until his health slowed him down.
His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday August 5, 2016, at Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory in East Peoria, with military honors following the service. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2016, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or Illinois Cancer Care.
Mack's memorial website is available at, where condolences may also be sent to the family.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Aug. 2, 2016.
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September 16, 2017
So sorry Annette about your loss. Just found out. RIP Bobby, enjoyed working for you at the Field way back when.
Connie Matson Pate
Connie Pate
August 7, 2016
Tears flowed at the passing of bobby.a life long friend of my dad i remember countless times sitting and watching the guys play.listening to bobby sing cattle call with that voice of his.he will be greatly missed.but heavens choir just got a new bobby. Steve fitton
Steve Fitton
August 4, 2016
Sorry for your loss Shannon, Annette and family. Elaine Lotz-Jorgensen
August 4, 2016
Our prayers are with you at this time of loss...xoxox
June Bugs Diner
August 4, 2016
Annette, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Bobby, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family always. If you need anything please don't hesitate to get in touch with me, may God be your strength and comforter at this time....much love to you!
Teresa Smith and family at June Bug's Diner....
Teresa Smith
August 4, 2016
Used to go watch him perform in Creve Coeur. Bobby could rock and was a great CW western singer also.
Dwight Rutledge
August 4, 2016
Annette and family my heart and prayers go out to you for your great loss! Bobby and I became friends in the late 60's after I got out of the Army! He was such a great man and great friend. I worked with him and for him a lot over the years. I followed him where ever he was playing , The "Man of 1000 Voices was so true. He had a heart as big as anything. He will be truly missed by many people not only as a friend but as a wonderful man and great performer. He sang a lot of my favorite songs for me and did them better than those who had cut them. He was also a great song writer. We had so many good times together. I will always keep him and his family in my prayers. Heaven has gained another Angel with a Golden Voice! GOD BLESS AND LOOK OVER YOU.
Ron Bragg
August 2, 2016
My condolences to Annette and family----never was there a better singer come through Peoria----he was enjoyed by thousands over the years

RIP Bobby-----------
BK Sturm
Bob Sturm
August 2, 2016
Sorry to hear he was a great entertainer. Jerry barth drummer
Jerry Barth
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