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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    Steve Curtis » 02. Oct, 2012

    To the wonderful Hipps Family:

    Bob was truly an inspiration to me and my family. He was a kind, gentle and loving man of God. It is obvious that he was successful in the thing that matter most-Family. Your great family is a testimony to his leadership as a Husband/Father/Grandfather. We are praying for you daily and want you to know that if there’s anything you need, please call.

    SHARON PERONA AND FAMILY » 02. Oct, 2012


    Sam West » 02. Oct, 2012

    Sorry for your lose I worked with Bob for several years He will be missed.

    Sandra Easley » 02. Oct, 2012

    Barbara and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God be with you at this time.
    Sandra Easley

    Tim Sluder » 02. Oct, 2012

    Bro. Hipps great man of God, always there at Greend Freewill as I sang praises unto the Lord, always been an inspiration to me, always a smile on his face, and loved to have fun !! going to miss him very much..his wife & children I keep in prayer as they go thru this time of sorrow.

    Denise Arnold » 02. Oct, 2012

    Darren, my heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


    Jo Leeders » 02. Oct, 2012

    Darren, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . May God Bless each of you and give you comfort and peace as you go through this difficult time.RIP Mr.Hipps.

    Harold & Charla Heilig » 02. Oct, 2012

    John was a good and loyal friend. He will be greatly missed. Prayers go out to his loving wife and family.

    Kent & Karen Myers » 02. Oct, 2012

    We are Very Very Sorry for the loss of Bob, you are in are thoughts and prayers, may God wrap you in his Peace…..

    James White and Family » 02. Oct, 2012

    To the Hipps Family:
    I’m so Sorry for your Loss, Bob will be truely missed. I have enjoyed working with Bob and he always enjoyed life. My Prayers are with you and your family.
    The White Family

    Lonnie & Delphia Cantrell » 02. Oct, 2012

    To the family of Mr.( Hippo) Hipps, we are sorry for your loss. Bob was one in a million. He was the happiest person we knew. We have your family in our prayers. He is in a place where he can make others laugh, also. Lonnie has told me stories of Bob, at their times of hauling feed. They were all good. He was a true freind. May God be with you all and our Love to all. So Sorry for your loss.

    Peggy Sue Baker » 03. Oct, 2012

    Sometimes there are no perfect words, only thoughtful silences that whisper softly of caring. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you strength and comfort at this difficult time. May God’s unfailing love be your comfort.