June 16, 1923 ‒ August 24, 2015
MANSFIELD: George Richard Sipe, formerly of Mansfield, went to be with the Lord Monday August 24, 2015 in his home in Yucca Valley, CA. He was 92.
He was born June 16, 1923 in Mount Gilead to parents Jackson & Edna (Voltz) Sipe. He proudly served his country by joining the US Marine Corps where he fought in the Pacific Theater during WWII as a member of the 1st Battalion.
While working at Mansfield Tire a beautiful young lady named Maxine McQuillen caught his eye and the pair soon married. They shared many happy years together.
George was always self-employed. He drove a big rig truck during the winter months and in summer he was a food concessionaire. He began selling taffy and later Italian sausage at county fairs and festivals. In spare time, he enjoyed prospecting for gold and rare rocks. George was also a gifted painter but never sold a painting—he always gave them away as presents.
George was very proud of his family. His greatest life accomplishment was teaching his children to have integrity and self-worth.
He is survived by his loving wife Maxine Sipe of Yucca Valley, CA; three children (& spouses) Dan Sipe of Las Vegas, NV, Merry & Stephan Missett of Joshua Tree, CA, and Todd & Becky Sipe of Mansfield; six grandchildren Laura Tenney, Elizabeth Tenney, Jennifer Sipe, Tiffany Sipe, William Joseph Sipe, and Bethany Sipe; and one brother Bud & Mary Sipe.
In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by a brother Roy Sipe.
A memorial service to honor his life will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Todd Snyder will officiate and military honors will take place at the funeral home performed by American Legion Post #535 of Bellville.
Contributions in his memory to benefit his wife (please make checks payable to Snyder Funeral Home) may be made at his service.
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve George’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them—and watch his tribute video—at SnyderFuneralHomes.com