Paul D. Lipsey Jr.
ALBANY - Paul D Lipsey Jr, 86, died of complications related to pneumonia on April 10, 2014.
Funeral services will be Saturday (TODAY) 12 Noon at Kimbrell-Stern. Rev. Gilbert Harris officiating. Entombment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at Kimbrell-Stern.
A native of Albany, Mr. Lipsey graduated Albany High School in 1937, serving as president of his senior class. During high school, Mr. Lipsey was a recipient of the McIntosh Award and a member of the 1943-44 State Champion Football team. He attended Principia College in Elsah, IL, where he majored in English and Drama, earned a B.A. degree and was elected Valedictorian of his graduation class in 1947.
He returned to Albany the following year and joined Lipsey Heating and Plumbing Co, as a partner with his father, Paul D Lipsey Sr. who founded the business in 1926. He retired as President and CEO of Lipsey Mechanical, Inc., in 1999.
Mr. Lipsey was a charter member and past president of the Albany Kiwanis Club, serving as Lt Governor of the 3rd Division of Georgia District of Kiwanis International, and achieved 57 years perfect attendance.
He was instrumental in the effort to found Dixie League Baseball in Albany. He served as a member of the Darton College Foundation for 25 years.
He served on the board of The Albany Housing Authority for 39 years, ten years as chairman, a former chairman of the Albany-Doughtery plumbing board for 32 years, was a member of The Flowing Well Club, the Pine Lake Club in Merry Acres and the local Throneteeska Club.
He attended The Church of Christ Scientists and Byne Memorial Baptist Church, where he was baptized in 2012.
A well-known thespian, Mr. Lipsey spent many years in local theater, participating in over 50 stage productions, including leading roles in “The Music Man”, “Brigadoon”, “The King and I” and many other productions with the Albany Little Theater.
He is predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Joan Tate Lipsey.
He is survived by his present wife, Helen Louise Lipsey of Albany, his daughter, Deborah A. Olsen of Leesburg and son, Paul D Lipsey, III of Greenville, SC., a brother, Frantz B. Lipsey of Douglasville, grandchildren, Lauren Lesley Andrews, Anna Colette Bullington, Paula Dhier Miles and Joshua Olsen, great-grandchildren, Katelyn Andrews and Christian Andrews.
Those desiring, please make memorials to Willson Hospice House c/o Phoebe Foundation P.O. 3770 Albany, GA 31706 or Theater Albany. P.O. Box 552 Albany, GA 31702.
You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mr. Lipsey by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at www.kimbrellstern.com. Theatre Albany 514 Pine Avenue • Albany, GA 31701 P.O. Box 552 • Albany, Georgia 31702
Kimbrell Stern Funeral Directors