James Bobby Lipe

James Bobby Lipe age 79 of Joplin, Missouri passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.

He was born on June 28, 1942 in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma to Arie Leslie Lipe and Elsie (Henkle) Lipe. James loved to garden and do yard work, basically anything that he could do outdoors. He also loved the Lord, his family and to record bluegrass music from tape to tape in his spare time. James will be remembered as a great husband, father, grandfather and friend to all that knew him. He married Joyce (Lowery) Lipe on July 3, 1993 and she survives him.

James is also survived by his children; Juanita Caldwell and husband Ed, Lisa Cooper and husband David, Jarrod Riddle, Teresa Riley and husband John, Lisa Bryant and Dwayne Lewis; grandchildren, Kurtis Caldwell, Shannon Torkelson and husband John, Luke Cooper, Levi Cooper, Lance Cooper, Shantell Carrillo and husband Alfredo, Vanessa Azua and husband James, Kendra Bryant, Josie Bryant, Chris Riley and wife Beth, Amber Parada and huband Saul, Jordan Riley; along with 15 great grandchildren and one on the way; his sibliings, Dixie Lipe, Carol Ford, Lois Einstein, Larry Lipe, Pauline Mayo; and his fur babies, Bullet, Andy, and Susie. James was preceded in death by siblings, Mary Nell Allen, Floyd Lipe, Wesley Lipe, Billy Lipe, and Richard Lipe.

He has been taken for cremation and the family will have services at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City. Visit www.simpsonfh.com for online condolences.

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