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In Loving Memory

Charles Allen "Joe" Lipscomb

December 11, 1932 – May 3, 2020

Charles Allen "Joe" Lipscomb went home to be with the Lord on May 3, 2020.  He was born in Greenville, Texas to Lorena and Ernest Lipscomb on December 11, 1932.  His parents predeceased him in addition to his older sister, Erna Lynn (Pat) Schaff.

Joe is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy Christie Lipscomb, and his sister, Nancy Sue Ramos.  He is also survived by his three children, Christie Lynn Farrar and husband Doug, Kenneth Wayne Lipscomb and wife Mary, and Douglas Allen Lipscomb and wife Emily. He is survived by his grandchildren Christopher Farrar and wife Marie; Nicholas and Amanda Lipscomb and their mother, Susan Pullig Lipscomb; Jennifer and Thomas Lipscomb.  In addition, he is survived by two great grandchildren, Paige and Reese Farrar.

The family would like to express their gratitude to his caregivers, Nora Becerra and Virginia Echeverria along with neighbor, Dina Gardner. We were blessed to have them in his life.

Joe graduated from LaMarque High School in 1951, and then worked as a fireman with the Santa Fe Railroad. He followed that with a 30-year career as a pipefitter at Monsanto/Sterling Chemical Company in Texas City.  Shortly after retiring, he began his second career as a bailiff for 27 years at the Brazoria County Courthouse in Angleton.  He served for the Honorable Judge J. Ray Gayle III and the Honorable Judge Patrick "Pat" Sebesta before retiring from his second career in 2017.

While living in Hitchcock, Joe served as a City Commissioner from 1966-1972.  He then moved to Alvin to spend his remaining years.  Joe had a love for trains, high school football (particularly the state playoffs), the Dallas Cowboys, and both the Alvin High School and Baylor University ladies softball programs. He was a long time active member of the First United Methodist Church in Alvin and had many close friends in the church congregation.

The family will hold a private graveside service.  A celebration of Joe's life will take place at a date to be determined.

Joe was a loving brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, and a good friend and mentor to many, many people. He touched the lives of many and will be missed so very much.

Condolences may be sent to the Lipscomb family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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10 thoughts on “Charles Allen "Joe" Lipscomb”

  1. Stephen Collins

    My heart is really hurting today, but happy that Joe is with the Lord. Joe was the first friend I had when I came to Alvin 30 years ago. The times we had together will be cherished forever, from our many lunches to road trips seeing high school football and softball games. Joe was always a true friend and never had anything but encouraging words for me over the years. He was like FAMILY to me and I really love him and am going to miss him. As much as he meant to me, I know he meant even more to Nancy, his kids, grandkids and great grand kids. My prayers and heart goes out to them too at this time. Joe indeed left a legendary legacy that will be remembered by his family and friends forever.

  2. Kay Cagle Boone

    I am so sorry to hear this news. My dad, Charles, and Joe were friends. They worked together for years. Joe always asked about my children when I saw him.
    It has been a while since I had seen Joe, but I thought the world of him and had the utmost respect for him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.
    Kay Cagle Boone

  3. Debbie Selleck

    My heart is broken. Joe Lipscomb was an amazing friend and an awesome co-worker. He was one of the kindest men I have ever known. He always had a big smile and a kind word for everyone. He was a great confidant during the many years he worked at the courthouse. Joe loved his wife and family and talked about them often. My life is so much richer for having had Joe as a friend. I will miss him so much. Joe was a part of our family here at the 239th District Court and he is taking a part of our hearts with him. Nancy, Doug, Ken and Christie our prayers are with you and the reset of the family during this time.

  4. Rose Helen Tax

    Nancy and family: I was very sorry to hear of your loss of Joe. You and Joe and the children meant so much to Philip, Phyllis and myself all through the years we were associated with your family. I send you and the children my love. Rose Helen Tax

  5. Neil Surgi & Gloria Ruffin

    Ken and Mary,
    Gloria and I are sad to hear of the passing of your father and Mary's father-in -law. You will be in our prayers and thoughts as you navigate these trying times. May God bless and keep you.
    Neil Surgi & Gloria Ruffin

  6. Knew Joe for many years from his service as a baliff….what a fine man and a true gentleman. Condolences to the Lipscomb family for their loss and may God bless and comfort them during this time. Joe will be missed by everyone who knew him. Rest in peace my friend, rest in peace!

  7. Darrell Collins

    I met Joe when I went to work for the District Attorney's office. I really enjoyed sitting with Joe and just talking about different things. Joe was truly a great man and will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Joe.

  8. Ruby & Henry Wulf

    Nancy & Family, so sorry for your loss. Grew up in Hitchcock with Joe & his family. Very special people. Always remember how thoughtful it was of Joe to come visit Henry after his stroke.

  9. To Joe's Family, My sincere condolences to all. Joe was an important part of our Men's Bible Class at First United Methodist Church and he will sorely missed.

  10. Kaci Sohrt Singer

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Lipscomb's passing. I got to know him him in high school when I said the prayers before the Alvin football games. He was always so supportive of me. I still have the bookmark he gave me for graduation. Please know he made am impact on so many people and was truly a great parson. I am sorry for your loss.

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