OBITUARY

Bobby Elton Lipthratt

January 25, 1934March 11, 2018
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Bobby Elton Lipthratt, 84, a resident of Brunswick, GA, passed away on Sunday, the 11th of March 2018 at Southeast Georgia Health Systems. He was born the 25th of January 1934 in Brunswick, GA to the late David Colon Lipthratt, Sr., and the late Martha Louise Pope Lipthratt. Mr. Lipthratt was a 1952 graduate of Glynn Academy, a member of the football team, and a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Lipthratt retired from Georgia Power’s Plant McManus where he was a shift foreman for thirty-six years. He was a member and yokefellow of the Northside Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Georgia Power Ambassadors. Mr. Lipthratt enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, and water skiing where he acquired the name “Ski King.” He also enjoyed growing flowers and playing on the Georgia Power softball team. He leaves behind many fond memories that will be cherished by all.

In addition to Mr. Lipthratt's parents, he is preceded in death by his brother David Lipthratt, Jr. Survivors include his wife of 41 years Naomi Moody Lipthratt; two sons Bobby Keith Lipthratt (close friend Beverly Lee Turner) and Kelly Lipthratt (Susan) and one daughter Susan Blount Conti (Greg). There are nine grandchildren Delina Lipthratt Smith (Shawn), Caleb Lipthratt, Cory Lipthratt, Canaan Lipthratt Carmack (Doug), Jeremiah Lipthratt, Brooke Reyna (Chad), Blake Lipthratt (Kristen), Emma Conti, and Nicholas Conti; four great-grandchildren Dylan Smith (Jaci), Destiny Smith, Liam Carmack, and Jack Reyna; and one great-great-grandchild, Easton Smith.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six until eight o’clock in the evening on Wednesday, the 14th of March 2018, at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, 3321 Glynn Ave. in Brunswick.

A funeral service will be held at eleven o'clock in the morning on Thursday, the 15th of March 2018, in the Chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, where Dr. Craig Hartzog and Rev. Scott McVey is to officiate. Burial will follow with a funeral cortege to Palmetto Cemetery, 3412 Ross Rd. in Brunswick, where Bobby will be laid to rest with military honors. Serving active pallbearers are Caleb Lipthratt, Cory Lipthratt, Jeremiah Lipthratt, Blake Lipthratt, Jack Reyna, Dylan Smith and Nicholas Conti.

Honorary pallbearers are Russell Lipthratt, Rory Lipthratt, Robert Lipthratt, Greg Conti, Georgia Power Ambassadors, Northside Baptist Church Men’s Sunday School Class, Deacons and Yokefellows of Northside Baptist Church, and the Thursday night Dominos Group.

The family has requested that in lieu of customary remembrances, memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church, 935 Chapel Crossing Rd. Brunswick, GA. 31525.

Arrangements are under the Direction of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. www.edomillerandsons.com

  • FAMILY

  • Martha Louise Lipthratt, Mother
  • David Colon Liptratt, Sr., Father
  • Naomi Moody Lipthratt, Wife
  • Bobby Keith Lipthratt (Beverly Lee Turner), Son
  • Kelly Lipthratt (Susan), Son
  • Susan Blount Conti (Greg), Daughter
  • David Lipthratt, Jr., Brother
  • Delina Lipthratt Smith (Shawn), Grandchild
  • Caleb Lipthratt, Grandchild
  • Cory Lipthratt, Grandchild
  • Canaan Lipthratt Carmack (Doug), Grandchild
  • Jeremiah Lipthratt, Grandchild
  • Brooke Reyna (Chad), Grandchild
  • Blake Lipthratt (Kristen), Grandchild
  • Emma Conti, Grandchild
  • Nicholas Conti, Grandchild
  • Dylan Smith (Jaci), Great Grandchild
  • Destiny Smith, Great Grandchild
  • Liam Carmack, Great Grandchild
  • Jack Reyna, Great Grandchild
  • Easton Smith, Great-Great-Grandchild
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Caleb Lipthratt, Active
  • Cory Lipthratt, Active
  • Jeremiah Lipthratt , Active
  • Blake Lipthratt, Active
  • Jack Reyna, Active
  • Dylan Smith, Active
  • Nicholas Conti, Active
  • Russell Lipthratt , Honorary
  • Rory Lipthratt, Honorary
  • Robert Lipthratt, Honorary
  • GA Power Ambassador's, Honorary
  • Northside Baptist Church Men's Sunday School l Class, Honorary
  • Thursday Night Dominoes Group , Honorary
  • Deacons and Yokefellows of Northside Baptist Church , Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Northside Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Bobby Elton Lipthratt

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Mary Younce

March 15, 2018

Dear Kelly, Susan, and family,
Our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Wiley and Mary Younce and family

Greta & Scott Turner

March 14, 2018

We were so heartbroken to hear of Bobby's passing. He was always such a special man to Scott and I. We always loved running into him and Naomi when we would be in Brunswick. He always had a hug for me and Scott. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sadness and grief. We love you all.

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Bobby parents, Colon & Louise Pope Lipthratt's 50th Wedding Anniversary

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Colon, Louise and Bobby

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Bobby with his parents, Colon and Louise

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Louise, Bobby and Colon

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School Days 1940 - 1952

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Bobby (#58) played Center for Glynn Academy.

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Bobby played Center for Glynn Academy

Biography

Bobby Elton Lipthratt was known as many things to many people. He was a loving husband, beloved father and grandfather, a loyal friend, a patriotic citizen, an expert Biblical teacher and a devout follower of Christ. To family and friends who knew him best, Bobby will be remembered as a very exceptional person who enriched his family, church, workplace and community.

Bobby was born on January 25, 1934 at his home on 1027 Albany Street / corner of George Street & Albany Street in Brunswick, Georgia. He was the son of Colon and Louise (Pope) Lipthratt. He grew up in Brunswick with his brother David.

As a young boy, Bobby had a number of interests. He was an active child who took part in baseball, football, water skiing, fishing and camping. He was a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 50. He was also a varsity football player and graduated from Glynn Academy in 1952.

On November 19, 1976 Bobby exchanged wedding vows with Naomi Moody at Glyndale Baptist Church in Brunswick, Georgia. Empathic and loyal, Bobby was committed to making his new family happy. He worked hard to be a good father to his children and did his best to fulfill their needs. Bobby was blessed with three children; Keith, Kelly and Susan. Another blessing for Bobby was the gift of nine grandchildren, Delina, Brooke, Caleb, Cory, Blake, Canaan, Jeremiah, Emma, Nicholas, four great grandchildren, Dylan, Jack, Destiny and Liam and one great-great grandchild, Easton.

Bobby enjoyed his career at Georgia Power Company's Plant McManus. Showing a strong work ethic, Bobby worked diligently and did his best to lead the men under him and quickly rose to positions of increased responsibility culminating with his appointment as a Senior Shift Foreman. Bobby was deeply respected by his superiors, subordinates and peers alike. He always led by example and never asked those around him to do anything he himself was not prepared to do.

As a Navy Veteran, Bobby was stationed at NAS Jacksonville and during this time in the Navy he travelled throughout Asia as a proud crew member and Seaman on the USS Midway during the Korean Conflict. For his exemplary service, he received multiple awards, including the China Service Metal and National Defense Service Metal. His fellow sailors viewed him as a brother in arms and knew that he was as much a part of their family as their loved ones back home.

Bobby enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were water skiing, fishing, camping and woodworking.

Bobby enjoyed sports. In high school, Bobby played varsity football. Recreational sports included water skiing, boating and fishing. Bobby was also a dedicated Georgia sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite teams whenever he had the chance to do so. Tops on his list were Atlanta Braves Baseball and Georgia Bulldog Football.

Bobby’s faith was an essential part of his life. He was a member of the Norwich Street Baptist Church during his childhood and later in life he was a member of Glyndale Baptist Church for 30 years and then Northside Baptist Church for 17 additional years. During that time, he was a Sunday School Teacher for both adult and youth classes and a Yokefellow.

Bobby enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations with his family. His favorite vacations included camping in the mountains at Moccasin Creek State Park and exploring North Georgia.

When Bobby’s retirement finally arrived in 1989, he was well prepared. In retirement, he found more time to pursue fishing, camping, involvement in his church, playing dominoes with friends and the Georgia Power Ambassadors program. In retirement, he continued to stay in touch with his old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances, including Federal Law Enforcement Training Center students who visited Northside Baptist Church.

Bobby and Naomi recently celebrated 41+ wonderful years of marriage at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel on Jekyll Island, Georgia


Bobby passed away on March 11, 2018 at Southeast Georgia Health System Hospital in Brunswick, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchild. Services were held at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. Bobby was laid to rest in Palmetto Cemetery in Brunswick, Georgia.

Simply stated, Bobby was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, a Christian role model and someone who was a vital part of their lives. Bobby leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories.