Samuel Lee Lipscomb, 76, of Marietta, passed away on Saturday (June 22, 2013) at Harmar Place.
He was born in Teays, W.Va., on Sept. 21, 1936, a son of Braxton L. Lipscomb and Effie Kinder Lipscomb.
On June 16, 1956, he married Mary Joan Woodworth, who survives with four children, Mary (Dave) Flora of Aiken, S.C., Dale (Katy) Lipscomb of Aiken, S.C., Martha (Jim) Parsons of London, Ohio, Amy (Neal) Bond of New Vienna, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Emily and Ellen Flora; Grace Vine and Anna Lipscomb; Mollie Zenz, and Alex Parsons; and, Andrew, Jessica and Maria Bond. He is also survived by one brother and two sisters, Eunice Towery, Arlene Briggs, Frank Lipscomb; and numerous nieces and nephews, including devoted niece, Jayne Koenig.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Melissa Lee; brother, Braxton "Bud" Lipscomb; and sister, Betty Handley.
Sam was a graduate of Hurricane High School and West Virginia University. In 1966 he began a long career with Broughton Foods Company, where he served in various positions, including plant manager, Vice President of Milk Procurement, and the Board of Directors. He was active in the community in numerous organizations including Civitan Club, 4-H Camp Hervida Board, Fair Board, and Highland Ridge Water Board. Sam enjoyed spending time with family and friends, horse racing, hunting, and traveling. He will be missed by many.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at a later date. McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral home is assisting with arrangements and messages of condolences may be sent at www.lankfordfh.com. Cards with special memories of Sam are appreciated, sent to Joan at Harmar Place, 401 Harmar St., Marietta, Ohio, 45750.
Additionally, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions can be made to: The Broughton Foundation, 639 S.R. 821, Marietta, Ohio, 45750; or 4-H Camp Hervida 4-H Camp Inc., 202 Davis Ave., Marietta, Ohio, 45750.