Paul D. Lipsey Jr.
ALBANY-Paul D Lipsey Jr, 86, died of complications related to pneumonia on April 10, 2014.
Funeral services were held Saturday April 12, 2014 12 Noon at Kimbrell-Stern. Rev. Gilbert Harris officiated. Entombment followed in Crown Hill Cemetery. The family received friends 1 hour prior to the service at Kimbrell-Stern.
A native of Albany, Mr. Lipsey graduated Albany High School in 1944, serving as president of his senior class. He was a recipient of the Henry T. 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 in Liberal Arts and was elected Valedictorian of his graduation class in 1948.
He returned to Albany the following year and joined Lipsey Heating and Plumbing Co, in partnership 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, served 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, instituted by the Kiwanis Club. 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), was former chairman of the Albany-Dougherty plumbing board and a member for 32 years, a member and shareholder of The Flowing Well Club, the Pine Lake Club in Merry Acres and the local Thronateeska Club.
He attended The First 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”, “Pajama Game”, “Damn Yankees”, “The Sunshine Boys”, “Brigadoon”, “Born Yesterday”, “Gaslight”, among others, in participation with the Albany Little Theater.
His favorite pastimes included reading, fishing, music and acting.
He is predeceased of his wife of 54 years, Joan Tate Lipsey. He is survived by his present wife, Helen Louise Lipsey, his daughter, Deborah A Olsen of Leesburg and son Paul D Lipsey III, of Greenville, SC., a brother, Frantz B. Lipsey of Lithia Springs, granddaughters Lauren Lesley Andrews, Anna Colette Bullington, Paula Dhier Miles, grandson Joshua Olsen, great-granddaughter Katelyn Andrews, and great grandson Christian Andrews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions made to the Willson Hospice House (320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA 31707) or Theater Albany (514 Pine Ave, Albany, GA 31701)
Kimbrell Stern Funeral Directors