Bobby Elton Lipthratt, 84, of Brunswick, Ga., passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Southeast Georgia Health Systems. He was born Jan. 25, 1934, in Brunswick, Ga., to the late David Colon Lipthratt Sr., and the late Martha Louise Pope Lipthratt.
Mr. Lipthratt was a 1952 graduate of Glynn Academy, a member of the football team, and a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Lipthratt retired from Georgia Power’s Plant McManus, where he was a shift foreman for 36 years. He was a member and yokefellow of the Northside Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Georgia Power Ambassadors.
Mr. Lipthratt enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing and water skiing where he acquired the name “Ski King.” He also enjoyed growing flowers and playing on the Georgia Power softball team. He leaves behind many fond memories that will be cherished by all.
In addition to Mr. Lipthratt’s parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, David Lipthratt Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Naomi Moody Lipthratt; two sons, Bobby Keith Lipthratt (close friend, Beverly Lee Turner) and Kelly Lipthratt (Susan); and one daughter, Susan Blount Conti (Greg). There are nine grandchildren, Delina Lipthratt Smith (Shawn), Caleb Lipthratt, Cory Lipthratt, Canaan Lipthratt Carmack (Doug), Jeremiah Lipthratt, Brooke Reyna (Chad), Blake Lipthratt (Kristen), Emma Conti and Nicholas Conti; four great-grandchildren, Dylan Smith (Jaci), Destiny Smith, Liam Carmack and Jack Reyna; and one great-great-grandchild, Easton Smith.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, 3321 Glynn Ave. in Brunswick.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018, in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, where Dr. Craig Hartzog and the Rev. Scott McVey will officiate. Burial will follow, with a funeral cortege to Palmetto Cemetery, 3412 Ross Road, in Brunswick, where Bobby will be laid to rest with military honors. Active pallbearers are Caleb Lipthratt, Cory Lipthratt, Jeremiah Lipthratt, Blake Lipthratt, Jack Reyna, Dylan Smith and Nicholas Conti.
Honorary pallbearers are Russell Lipthratt, Rory Lipthratt, Robert Lipthratt, Greg Conti, Georgia Power Ambassadors, Northside Baptist Church Men’s Sunday School Class, Deacons and Yokefellows of Northside Baptist Church and the Thursday night Dominos Group.
The family has requested that in lieu of customary remembrances, memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church, 935 Chapel Crossing Road, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Arrangements are under the Direction of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, www.edomillerandsons.com.