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.
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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