James Edward Pipkin Sr.

Published 4:45 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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Mr. James Edward Pipkin Sr., 86, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope.

Mr. Pipkin was a native of Stockton, former resident of Booneville (24 years) and had resided in Nokomis since 2000.

He was a member of the Huxford Masonic Lodge #779, where he served as master and was the district lecturer for the Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Stockton Chapter, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite and a member of the Abba Shrine Temple of Mobile.

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He was a member of the Booneville Baptist Church and attended the Atmore First Assembly of God Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Carrie Pipkin; two brothers, Robert Wendel and Ramsey Pipkin; one sister, Mattie (Verlon) Stewart; and two wives, Gail Dunsford Pipkin and Evelyn Flowers McKinley Pipkin.

He is survived by three children, Becky (Hodge) Walker, Catherine (Danny) Jordan and James Jr. (Gwen) Pipkin; three step-children, Diane (Ray) Lassitter, Greg (Patty) McKinley and Randy (Debbie) McKinley; six grandchildren, Brandon (Brooke) Drinkard, Tyler (Erin) Drinkard, Jimmy III (Amanda) Pipkin, Jessica (Brandon) Peed, Amelia Jordan and Destin (Cali) Price; eight step-grandchildren, Krista (Steven) Mauldin, Shane (Amanda) Lassiter, Seth (Kalyn) Lassitter, Heather (Jamie) Jones, Jessica (Heath) Hadley, Miranda (Chase) Reaves, Hunter (Jordan) McKinley and Justin McKinley; 17 great-grandchildren; and 12 step great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Atmore First Assembly of God Church with Bro. Don Davis and Bro. Dave Taylor officiating.

Burial followed at Booneville Baptist Church Cemetery with Masonic Honors.

Visitation was held January 18, 2020 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Brandon Drinkard, Tyler Drinkard, Jimmy Pipkin, III, Shane Lassitter, Seth Lassitter and Hunter McKinley.

Honorary pallbearers were Danny Jordan, Hodge Walker, Heath Hadley, Brandon Peed, Chase Reaves, Justin McKinley, Jamie Jones, Auden Lassiter and Eli Godwin.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pilots for Christ.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC was in charge of all arrangements.