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George Gilbert Lipe

 

     George Gilbert Lipe, 79, of Marion, NC, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville.

 

     George was born in Marion, North Carolina on September 17, 1942, to the late Gilbert and Frances Thomason Lipe. He was married to his wife of thirty three years, Juliette Wanda Ricketts Lipe and was a member of Catawba Heights Baptist Church in Marion. He also volunteered with the McDowell County Rescue Squad. George loved to play golf and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and the Carolina Panthers. He loved to tell jokes and was known to make others smile. He will be greatly missed.

 

     In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by a son, Vaughn Lipe; and a brother, John Lipe.

 

     Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Julie Lipe of Marion; a son, Duane Lipe of Old Fort; a step daughter, Jill Locke (James) of Marion; a step son, Freddy Ricketts (Shanon) of Old Fort; a sister, Myrna of Mississippi; and three grandchildren.

 

     A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Catawba Heights Church in Marion. Rev. James Walker will officiate.


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Don & Debbie Garrett Jul 7 2022 2:04 PM

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Jolene Phillips Jul 3 2022 7:58 AM

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Tom Robinson Jul 1 2022 3:56 PM

Julie and family I am so sorry to hear of George’s passing. He was a wonderful person to be around. I always looked forward to seeing George at the Senior Center. He was always smiling. He will definitely be missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jessica Lowery Jun 30 2022 12:26 PM

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Bill and Beth Ross Jun 30 2022 7:27 AM

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Gary and Martha Stepp Jun 29 2022 7:49 PM

GG was a great neighbor to us for 22 years. He was always tinkering outside & taking care of Julie. We will miss his smile & jokes. Praying for the family in this time of sorrow.
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Sharyn Matson Jun 29 2022 1:13 PM

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