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Gerrold "Jerry" L. Lipscomb
(09-17-1932 - 01-02-2018)

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 Gerrold “Jerry” L. Lipscomb, Sr., age 85, of DeKalb and formerly of Elgin passed away on January 2, 2018. Jerry was born in Bloomington, IL on September 17, 1932 to the late John Thomas and Helen Margaret (Reiner) Lipscomb. On August 6th, 1955 he married his wife, Joann (nee Allison) Lipscomb. Jerry was a general contractor from 1970-2007 with Jerry Lipscomb Builders. He was also a proud member of Carpenter’s Local 363. Jerry is survived by his children, Kim Marie Lipscomb-Arwood, Gerrold (Susan) Lipscomb, Jr. and Loren Allsion Lipscomb; his grandchildren: Megan (Nolan) Dawson, Ryan (Lanea) Dertinger, Joey Pena, Erin (Steve) Lang, Andrew Lipscomb, Patrick Lipscomb, Shanon Davis,; great grandchildren: Kayla, Noah, Conner, Ava, Mason, Maialen and Piper; and a brother: Edward Lipscomb.

In addition to his parents and beloved wife of 32 years, Joanne, he is preceded in death by his siblings: Thomas Lipscomb, Helen Shaw, Margaret Seizmore, Almeda Crutcher, Mary Ellen Lipscomb, William W. Lipscomb, John T. Lipscomb II, Harry Lipscomb, Loren L. Lipscomb and Ronald Lipscomb.

Say not in grief he is no more - but live in thankfulness that he was, our Papa.

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