DU QUOIN - James Thomas Lipe, 75, passed away at 1:04 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, in Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin.
Jim was a retired agriculture teacher in Waltonville and Murphysboro. He was an assistant farm advisor in St. Clair County. He also worked for the Department of Agriculture as a farm advisor in Vietnam, teaching them to raise swine and chickens before the war.
Jim was a member of First Baptist Church of Du Quoin, where he served as Deacon and was secretary of the Sunday school and member of the church choir.
Jim was a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He was a member of Du Quoin Kiwanis Club, Perry County Retired Teachers Association, Perry County Farm Bureau, Perry County Historical Society, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Illinois Retired Teachers Association, Day Lillies Association of Southern Illinois, SIU Alumni Association, the Barber Shop Singers and the Gideons.
He was a volunteer at Veteran's Hospital in Marion. Jim was a US Army veteran serving in Korea as a medic.
Jim was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Cutler, the son of Maurice Walker and Vivian Elizabeth (Brown) Lipe.
He is survived by several cousins and second cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, in First Baptist Church in Du Quoin, with the Rev. Joe Wagner officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Interment will be in McElvain Cemetery in Du Quoin.
Friends may make memorials to First Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.
For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.searbyfuneral homes.com. Published by The Southern Illinoisan on Jan. 14, 2007.
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