David Lee Lipps, 93, passed away on February 21, 2021 in Gloucester, VA. Born January 26, 1928 in Aldie, Virginia, he was the 6th of 9 children born to Elbert Bullitt Lipps and Sue Mae Kirk. He grew up on the family farm, Monroe Grove, and graduated from Aldie High School in 1946. He then obtained a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1952. A Korean War Veteran, he served his country as a medic during the conflict. He worked for the US Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service, first in Loudoun County for 10 years until he transferred to Gloucester County in 1963. He remained in Gloucester for the remainder of his career, retiring in 1993. In 1964, he married Elizabeth Ford Johnson in Falls Church, Virginia and raised 2 sons.
He was predeceased by his parents, his 3 brothers (Elbert B. Lipps, Jr, Jonathan Lipps, and Cicero Lipps), and 2 sisters (Nancy Lipps Nugent and Sue Lipps Gleason). He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth Ford Lipps, of Gloucester, VA and 2 sons, Stephen David Lipps, of Washington, DC, and Dr. William Ford Lipps, of Richmond, VA. He is also survived by 3 remaining sisters; Elizabeth Lipps McNair, of Williamsburg, VA; Virginia Lipps Soden, of Middletown, CT, and Joan Lipps Schulze, of Clifton, VA as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He also leaves 2 special friends, Bruce Woodson and Norman Hahn, who helped him immensely in navigating his final years. Members of the Gloucester Ruritan Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in his name if you wish to the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad or Gloucester County Bread of Life. A graveside service will be held at Windsor Gardens Cemetery, Dutton, VA on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 2pm. Andrews Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.