Deacon Earl Lee Lipscomb, Sr. faithfully finished his race at the age of 95 on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, in Franklin, TN and is now resting peacefully in Eternity with our Savior Jesus Christ. He was born in Attalla, Alabama on January 3, 1926, to the union of the late Emester Lipscomb and Estella Croft-Lipscomb. He was the fourth child of six children.
He attended Carver High School in the Gadsden School System where he enjoyed playing football with his brother Jack. He met the love of his life Elizabeth Culpepper Lipscomb and married her on April 14, 1947. To this union Ilander Lipscomb, Brenda Joyce Lipscomb Coleman and Earl Lee Lipscomb, Jr. were born.
Deacon Red was a hard-working man and an awesome provider for his family. He faced life with courage and strength. Prior to his retirement, he was an operator of heavy machinery at the Republic Steel Plant in Gadsden, Alabama. God blessed him to be a builder with an exemplary amount of skill trades to include welding, carpentry, electrical wiring, bricklayer, plumbing, auto mechanic, painting and repairing variousappliances. These gifts allowed him to be self-employed. After having a heart attack, his trust in God allowed him to design and build his “Dream Home” in Ridgeville, Alabama.
Earl Lipscomb was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and an ordained Deacon. He was active in Sunday School and served on several committees. In addition to church, he was a Mason and served as Associate Patron for Mims Chapter 26, order of Eastern Star. After relocating to Franklin, TN, he united with Locust Ridge Primitive Baptist Church under the leadership of Elder Brandon L. Mason.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 68 years Elizabeth C. Lipscomb, his parents Emester and Estella Lipscomb, a sister Geraldine Brown and his four brothers Lovell, Alvester, Emester and Bobby Lipscomb.
Deacon Lipscomb leaves a legacy of love, commitment, and service which will be cherished by his family and friends. Among those left to cherish his memory are his devoted sons, Ilander Lipscomb and Earl Lee (Stephanie) Lipscomb, Jr. of Franklin, TN and Brenda Coleman, daughter of Nashville, TN; Yvonne Lipscomb, sister-in-law of Atlanta, GA; four granddaughters: Octavia A. Rice of Atoka, TN, Kanika R. Coleman and Tahirah J. Coleman of Nashville, TN and Brandy R. Lipscomb of Charlotte, North Carolina; one grandson: Earl Lee Lipscomb, III of Franklin, TN; four great grandchildren: Jala Elon Coleman amd Eric Jamar Counts, Jr. of Nashville, TN, Devon Rice and Remone Rice of Atoka, TN; two great great grandchildren: Remone Rice, II and Maron Parker of TN; family dearest friends Clarence & Mattie Mull of Memphis, TN and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and faithful friends.
Thanks, Daddy, for teaching us to be strong, responsible and handworkers. You will be sadly missed by your family and friends.
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