John Robert Hipps May 5, 1941 ~ Sept. 30, 2012
John Robert Hipps, 71 of Fayetteville died Sunday, September 30, 2012. He was born May 5, 1941 in Luxora, Arkansas to Wilburn and Gracie Hipps. He was a truck driver for Tysons Foods and retired after 33 years. He was a devoted Christian and a faithful member of Living Faith Church in Fayetteville. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Charles Hipps and Curtis Hipps and two sisters, Sandra Lorraine Hipps and Norma Jean Hipps. Survivors include his wife, Lillie Hipps of the home; four daughters, Donna Sumter and husband Stan of Farmington, Barbara Fitch and husband Jeff of Fayetteville, Teresa Skelton and husband Jason of Prairie Grove and Melissa Moss and husband Brandon of Farmington; two sons, Bobby Hipps and wife Kelley of Goshen and Darren Hipps and wife Pamela of Fayetteville; three sisters, Bonita Edens and husband Joseph of Prairie Grove, Elwanda Hipps of Springdale and Melba Ashby and husband Paul of Fayetteville; brother, James Hipps of Elkins; eighteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and many friends. The Family will receive friends at Beard’s Funeral Chapel Tuesday from 5 to 7 PM.A funeral service will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Living Faith Church in Fayetteville with Pastor Steven Curtis, Rev. Buell Curtis and Rev. Lester Shadrick officiating. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
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