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Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine ST, Columbia, SC

OBITUARY

George A Lippard Jr.

June 13, 1931February 9, 2020

COLUMBIA - Dr. George Albert Lippard, Jr. passed away peacefully on February 9, 2020 after a brief illness. Born on June 13, 1931 in Charlotte, North Carolina, he was a son of the late George A. Lippard, Sr. and Corrinne Leonard Lippard.

George grew up in Columbia and attended A.C. Moore, McMaster, and graduated from University High School in 1949 as Student Body President. He was an Eagle Scout, and captain of the baseball and basketball teams.

He received his B.S. degree in Pre-Med from Davidson College, and his D.D.S. from Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland. He practiced dentistry in Columbia for 42 years. He was a member of the American Dental Association, the South Carolina Dental Association, the Greater Columbia Dental Association, and the Mid-Carolina Dental Study Academy, all of which he served well as President.

A faithful and devoted member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, George served as a Sunday School teacher, member of the Congregational Council, and Chairman of the Pastor Search Committee. He was a member of Forest Lake Club where he was an accomplished golfer, having made six holes-in-one, and first shooting his age at 73.

George will best be remembered by all who knew him as a kind and humble man whose greatest joys were his abiding faith, the love of his family and friends, and his own love of all things athletic––particularly Clemson sports, a day on the beach with his family, or a round of golf with friends. The scientist in him found the study of weather intriguing, and he often enjoyed a sideline hobby as an armchair meteorologist. For those who knew him, or who met him, his quick smile, gracious wit, and sunny personality were hallmarks of his character, along with his charming ability to always find the positive in every situation. His most endearing trait, however, was the humility with which he approached life.

George is survived by his wife, Sylvia Anne; brother, Jim Lippard; sons, George A. Lippard III (Lillian) and John Cain Lippard (Marianne); stepchildren, Lynn Derrick (Sophia) and Kappy Steck (Steve); grandchildren, Rebecca Lippard Walker (William), Rachel Lippard Lee (Andy), Haley Lippard, Stefanie Lippard, Katie Lippard and Jack Lippard; step-grandchildren, Tripp Derrick, Charles Derrick, Trace Cannon, and Adelaide Cannon. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, Ryan Lee, Adam Lee, and Stella Rose Walker. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife of 45 years, Myra Cain Lippard and his great-granddaughter Madelyn Lee and step-grandson, Michael Derrick.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with visitation in the fellowship hall immediately following the service. Burial will be private in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1715 Bull St, Columbia, SC 29201.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Burial

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Jeff Pope

February 18, 2020

Our condolences and prayers for your family during this difficult time. A wonderful man setting an example for all of us.
Rosalie Pope; Jeff and Gala Pope; Tracy Pope

Pat Brazell

February 15, 2020

Jimmy, I am so sorry to hear about George.
He was not only my Dentist but a friend.
My sympathies to all the family..
Sincerely, Pat Brazell

Mary Ann Leonard Whitley

February 15, 2020

Jimmy, George and John, it has been a long time since we have seen you in Salisbury, NC . I am Ed Leonard’s daughter. Aunt Corinne was my dad’s sister.
I remember Jimmy and George always coming by to see dad when they came to Salisbury. We were all close cousins and had the best family. I wish I could be there with you. Just found out yesterday and I want your family to know we are praying for you. I would love to meet George and John’s family’s. If you ever come to Salisbury, call me ,Joan, Johnny, Charlie. Or email. Barbara Jean is in Charleston.
I know your dad is in heaven with all our family. And he will surely be missed. Love to all today and know I’m there in spirit.
My number is still the home number we have always had all my life.

INPO TEAM

February 14, 2020

To the Lippard Family,

Based on interactions with George's son George, it was clear that your Dad was a positive and remarkable influence in your lives. It is this legacy that will live on throughout both his family and friends.

The team sends it's condolence and prayers.

The INPO Evaluation Team

Evelyn Nunamaker

February 14, 2020

George, sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Peace and sympathy to your family.

Anne Marie Gibbons

February 12, 2020

My parents were friends with George from school days and I have known "Dr. Lippard" since I was a child. He was a wonderful, gentle, caring and kind man, and I have always been very fond of him (and thankful for the extensive dental work he provided me as a young teen)! He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say.

My condolences and blessings to the entire familiy. I know he will be missed. God's Peace be with you, as are my prayers.

Mike Johnson

February 12, 2020

George, I am so very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I know its tough dealing with the loss of a parent; just know its okay to grieve, get mad, cry, laugh, etc. all the emotions involved when facing the loss of a loved one. Just know that while he's gone, the memories are not. Those will always be there to provide comfort to offset the pain you experience. Sounds like he was truly a special guy and you have a lot to be thankful for. Many prayers and much love to you, Lillian and the rest of your family.

Natanna Wright

February 11, 2020

George, I did not know your father, but from knowing you and working with you for many years, he must have been a kind and sweet man as you were always that way. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your father.

Charles & Mary Frances Brooks

February 11, 2020

Mary Frances and I are in shock... we just saw George at Cy Szakacsi's Remembrance Service, just several weeks back. At great discomfort... George got up and addressed the CROWD; and shared his fond memories of his good friend Cy. George and Sylvia Ann have been nearby neighbors for over 40 years... living just a few blocks away... so we were able to see them often... walking the neighborhood... back when they were able to traverse the neighborhood. We will miss seeing you George... around the neighborhood, and at the University High School upcoming REUNION. I thank God, that we were able to count George as our FRIEND... such a nice guy. George is surely one of God's Angels.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY