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Jimmie L. Stipp

July 4, 1940 ~ April 9, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old


     Jimmie L. Stipp, age 82, a resident of Portland, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2023 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. 

     Jimmie was born on July 4, 1940, in Portland, the son of Clarence and Lilly (Freyburger) Stipp.  He worked as a self-employed carpet layer, Champion Homes, Sheller Globe and retired from the City of Portland Street Department.  Jimmie served on the Portland Fire Department for 50 years from 1970 -2020.  Jimmie also built homes building 5 homes that he and his family lived in.  Jimmie was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Portland.  He married Betty J. Thomas on September 23, 1967. 

            Survivors include:

            His wife of 55 years:  Betty Stipp – Portland, Indiana

            His children:  Bonnie Vorhees – Celina, Ohio

                                   Lori Thomas – Ft. Myers, Florida

                                   James Stipp (wife JoDee) – Marysville, Michigan

                                   Michael Thomas (wife Kim) – Portland, Indiana

            Sister:  Edith Dickey – Portland, Indiana

            11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren

            He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Stipp and a son John Stipp. 

     Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Pastor Hugh Kelly will officiate and burial will follow at Center Cemetery, west of Portland. 

     Memorials may be directed towards Fellowship Baptist Church, Jay County Cancer Society and or Portland Volunteer Fireman’s Association.   

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April 12, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371

Funeral Service
April 13, 2023

11:00 AM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371


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