Clyde Lipsey PDF Print E-mail

Clyde Douglas Lipsey, 72, of Little Mountain, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Lexington Medical Center surrounded by his immediate family.

Born on March 12, 1948 in Clinton, he was a son of the late Ernest James and Annie Belle Knox Lipsey. He was a 1967 graduate of Mid Carolina High School where he played football. Clyde worked for Joe Blanchard and Blanchard Machinery for 30 plus years as a tool expeditor at Haile Gold Mine. Mr. Lipsey was a member of Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church.

Clyde enjoyed mountain trips with his wife, being with his children and grandchildren, coaching church softball and was an avid South Carolina Gamecock fan. He was especially fond of “his girls,” the Lady Gamecock basketball team and Coach Staley and her staff.

Clyde never met a stranger and was affectionately known as “Papa Clyde” and “Papa Lipsey” to many.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Mary Lunell Davenport Lipsey; daughters, Kim Mitchell of Little Mountain and Cindi (Michael Hall) Koon of Prosperity and a son, Kenny (Mary) Lipsey of Prosperity; grandchildren, Seth Koon, Lexi Koon, Makenna Lipsey and Elam Hall sisters, Debbie (Mike) Graham of Newberry, Sally (Ronnie) Huffstetler of Chapin and Jackie (Doug) Haltiwanger of Little Mountain; a brother, Sammy Williamson of Little Mountain; sister-in-law, Martha Ann Farmer of Little Mountain; and special family friends Elly (Jennifer) Jones and son's Jack and Wilson. He leaves behind his faithful four legged companion, Holly. Mr. Lipsey was predeceased by sisters, Emma Quinn, Christine McMillian and Frances Williamson and a brother, “Slick” Lipsey.

A celebration of life service will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the Chapin Baptist Church Pavilion, 950 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin, SC by the Rev. Dr. Michael Hull. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The family will be at his residence in Little Mountain.



#20 KAREN LINDLER SMITH 2020-05-11 10:26
May God be with You and Your Family during this difficult time. Love Joey and Karen Lindler Smith and Megan Lindler
#19 Sheriff Lee Foster 2020-05-09 09:07
Clyde was a super guy. He was always fun and joking. I have known Clyde most of my life. I first came to know him at MC as a football player, where I admired his fearless play. He would always speak to me as a kid and that meant a lot. Later in life I would see him around the Mountain and loved to go at with him. He did a magnificent job with his family and I know he was proud of each and everyone of his kids. He is now at Peace and will continue to root for his Gamecocks from above. Please know our family offers our support and prayers for you. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#18 Jan & Jimmy Sheely 2020-05-09 00:29
Kim and Family, we are so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in the days to come. You are all in our prayers.
#17 Gail Fulmer 2020-05-08 23:07
Mama, Kim, Kenny, and Cindy my heart goes out to all of you. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and give you peace!! Love you all!!
#16 Devonna Summer 2020-05-08 15:38
Mama Lipsey and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs to you and your family. Thinking about you at this difficult time.
Our Heavenly father will be there for you!!!
#15 Tommy E Elkins 2020-05-08 14:33
My deepest sympathy and condolences to Mary and the Family, Clyde was a dear friend to me for the time i got to know him working out at the Gold Mine and going over to order parts. Not only did he do a great job doing his job but it was great to sit and talk with him about his family and the good old days. He loved his family and life that he lived. He was a big believer in his Lord and we love to talk back and forth and made our days a much better day. Clyde will be missed by many as i will miss him and will always cherish his friendship as a very true friend
#14 Shelley Remion 2020-05-08 12:44
Lunell,Kim,Cind y,Kenny & Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Mr.Clyde. May God wrap you in his arms and give you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you today and always.
The Remions
Todd,Shelley,Ca leb & Collins
#13 Christy White Jones 2020-05-08 11:27
He was one of a kind. Find strength in knowing that he cherished you all. And raised you to Give glory to the Lord for all He give you.
Facing tomorrow without Papa Clyde will be difficult, but knowing he left you to watch over you, guide you and cheer on his lady Gamecocks, no matter where they play, is a blessing.

Christy & Tony Jones and family
#12 Susan C.Richardson 2020-05-08 10:40
Love and prayers to the family. Clyde was a good guy. He was a great friend of Steve’s.
#11 Mike and Donna Hall 2020-05-08 08:09
Lunell, Kim, Cindi and Kenny

Our prayers are with all of you. God bless everyone!
#10 Lee Rafford 2020-05-08 07:44
My deepest sympathy and condolences for Mary and his family. Clyde worked for me at Haile Gold Mine when we first started on site in support of their operations in April of 2015. Clyde was the Parts & Service Coordinator and was directly in charge of Parts Operations as we grew our support. I always trusted Clyde to do the right thing and get the job done and needless to say, Clyde did an excellent job. His charisma, sense of humor and integrity lead him to develop strong relationships with Blanchard employees and customers alike. I considered Clyde a true friend. His dedication and contribution to our company will always be remembered. I will always remember his hard work and sense of humor that made everyday working with him enjoyable. My prayers are with Clyde, Mary and his family. I pray the Lord will ease their mourning as he is now in a better place.
#9 Jimmy Moore 2020-05-08 06:58
Kenny , Mary and family, I was sorry to hear the news of Mr Clydes passing. We always had so much fun coaching baseball together and I always enjoy seeing y’all at church. Please know that y’all are in our prayers . God will see you through this through your trust and faith in him . We love y’all and give Makenna a hug for me.
#8 JoAnn Sligh 2020-05-07 21:51
You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
#7 Beverly Dominick Family 2020-05-07 20:39
Sharing your sorrow. Sometimes the only way God can heal our loved one is to call them home where there is no more sorrow or pain. We shared many special memories through the years. May God wrap each of you in his loving arms and give you strength and comfort. Our love to each of you.
#6 Janet Alewine 2020-05-07 18:01
LunellKenny, Mary, Cindi and Kim and family:
We are so sorry to hear of your husband and father’s passing. I’m sure y’all have wonderful memories of him and believe me they will stay with you forever, Please know that he is in a much better place now, resting in our Heavenly Father’s arms. God Speed. Janet and Jerry Alewine
#5 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2020-05-07 16:14
Lunell, Kim, Cindi, Kenny & all the grandchildren,
We are saddened to hear of Clyde's passing. Derrill & Clyde were cousins, but mostly they were good friends. It was always a pleasure seeing Clyde and Lunell. Clyde and Derrill always enjoyed sharing stories of their days playing football together at Mid Carolina High School back in the late 60s. In later years we sat with Clyde and Lunell at many school ballgames as we watched another generation of Lipsey and Taylor boys playing ball. Please know that we have kept all of you in our prayers and will continue to hold the family up in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. May our Lord console you all and give you peace during your time of grief. Much Love, Debra & Derrill
#4 Wes & Helen Griffin 2020-05-07 15:57
We are so very sorry to hear of Clyde’s abrupt passing. May he walk with the Lord well and whole. May his loved ones find peace and comfort.
#3 Linda Richardson 2020-05-07 15:41
Lunell, Kim ,Cindy & Michael , Kenny & Mary & Family
So Sorry for your loss
Mr Clyde was a great Neighbor and a great man that always treated us as family
He loved going to the Little Mountain Union and always talking to us
He will be missed in this community very much
You all are in our prayers
We Love you all
Eddie & Linda Richardson
#2 Sally Huffstetler 2020-05-07 11:39
Rest well Uncle Clyde until we meet again. We Love you and miss you. Forever in our Hearts you will be. Tell mama & daddy we said hello & give them a Big Hug
#1 Renee Harmon 2020-05-07 10:13
Cindi, Kim, and Mrs. Lipsey, so very sorry to hear of Mr. Clyde's passing. He was a very sweet man and I always enjoyed his jokes and laughter around the softball fields. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.