William “Ed” Edwin Lipe

October 29, 1952 - June 7, 2014

10/29/1952 - 06/07/2014

William ìEdî Lipe, 61, of Hendersonville, went to be with the Lord Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Elizabeth House. A native of Asheville, he had lived the past 25 years in Hendersonville. He was the son of the late Herbert and Juanita Lipe.

Ed was employed by Fastenal Company in Arden for 21 years and was a sales manager. He was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church and had served in the Air Force. He loved golf and when he was on the golf course he felt the closest to God. He enjoyed playing his guitar in his quiet time. Ed loved his family and cherished every minute with them. He loved being ìPapa Edî to Max and Julie. When he spoke of his Marie he called her his ìSweet Marieî.

He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Marie; his son, Joseph Brett Lipe and his wife Samantha and granddaughter Julie of Lewisburg, NC; his stepdaughters, Heather Milliken and her husband Mark and grandson Max of Hendersonville, TN and Hope Huntley of Charlotte; his brother, Herbert ìJrî Lipe and his wife Pat of Marshall; his sisters, Teresa Waldrop of Lewisville, TX, Cindy Blazek and her husband Tim of Guilford, CT and Mary Baskerville and her husband Ed of Bluffton, SC; six nieces and nephews, including a very special niece Tina, and three great-nieces and nephews. The family would like to especially thank Marc Ritz for being such a devoted friend.

A funeral will be at 2:00pm Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, with Rev. Mark Hunnicutt officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1-2:00pm. Memorials may be made to the Missions Fund at Mud Creek Baptist Church.

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Tammy Gibson
8 years ago

My sincere condolences to you and your loved ones during this difficult time. Unfortunately, nothing can fully prepare us for the loss of a parent, a spouse, or a child. A tragedy may strike unexpectedly or unfold relentlessly. Whatever the case, the pain of death cannot be eluded, and its finality can be devastating. The Bible shares a wonderful resurrection hope for future. I pray that you find comfort in the wonderful hope of John 5:28, 29.

Cheryl Hensley
8 years ago


We were saddened to hear of Ed’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl & Bobby Hensley

Joan( Lipe) Roberts
8 years ago

I am looking for information on Lucinda Redman Lipe borned around 1820 she married Evan he had been married before they lived and he died in Montevallo Missiouri but can’t find her death place she would have been a GGGgrandmother

Michelle Martin
8 years ago

Sending Marie and the family condolences and many prayers. Love you all!

Jackie Jamerson Goforth Lee
8 years ago

It was a pleasure to know Ed and spend time with him and Marie thru the last 16 years. I witnessed how much he loved her and how much he loved God—no one could ask for more. All my love,


Alton Connor
8 years ago

Marie ~ My heart goes out to you in Ed’s Homegoing. I know he has been sick for a while, but still the loss is difficult … please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you in these days and weeks that lie ahead! I will always remember his big smile and kind ways when he called on us at IMOCO, and I will remember you guys as my neighbors for that period of time in Hyman Heights. May God bless, comfort and strengthen you and your family. My deepest sympathy ~ Alton