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William "Ed" Lipe, 61

William "Ed" Lipe, 61

William "Ed" 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 "Papa Ed" to Max and Julie. When he spoke of his Marie he called her his "Sweet Marie".

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 "Jr" 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 p.m. 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 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Missions Fund at Mud Creek Baptist Church.

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Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.