Jesse C Lipscomb
January 6, 1927 - June 17, 2012
Jesse Claar Lipscomb, 85, of England went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, June 17, 2012. He was born January 6, 1927 to James Wood and June Schooley Lipscomb. He is survived by a son, Dr John Lipscomb (Sherri) of Cincinnati, Ohio and a daughter Margaret Lipscomb Page of Rowlett, Texas; by sisters Ditty Mitts of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Betty Dodds of Burlington, Iowa; by grandchildren Logan (Aubrey), Emma, Katie and Cora; great grandson, Lane and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and by brothers JW “Pete” Lipscomb, Jr and Glenn S. Lipscomb, and a sister, Sue Lipscomb Cash. He was a retired pharmacist and owner of Lipscomb Drug Store in England. He was a Methodist, a Past President of the England Lions Club, a Gideon, a Life Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow. He served in the U.S. Navy 1946-1948 aboard the battleship USS Mississippi and the destroyer USS Ernest G. Small. He enjoyed Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Tennyson, Browning and Kipling. His favorite Bible passage was Psalms 67. He was overly generous, grateful for every act of kindness that he received and he loved life, making new friends and baseball. His cheerful demeanor and persevering attitude were infectious. The quickest route to his heart was by extending the kind offer of a cheeseburger or a kosher dill pickle. He spoke often and highly of the classmates he had at the St Louis College of Pharmacy (Ron, Charlie, Emmitt and Bill), the boarding houses and entertainment establishments of St Louis, and of the evening breezes of Norfolk, Virginia. Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Monday, June 18, at Roller England Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday June 19, 2012 at 2 pm at Roller England Funeral Home and burial will be in Mulberry Cemetery. Local arrangements are by Roller England Funeral Home 501 842 3939. The family requests that memorials be made to the William F. Foster Library, 100 East Taylor, England, Arkansas 72046.
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