May 28, 1937 – March 13, 2017
Let Us Pause To Honor the Memory of
Mr. Cecil Sipe
Mr. Cecil Sipe, age 79, of Deputy, Indiana entered this life on May 28, 1937 in Graham Township near Kent. He was the loving son of the late William L. and Glenn Rosa Cook Sipe, He resided all of his life in Jefferson County near Deputy. Cecil was a 1957 graduate of Deputy High School and was a star basketball player wearing No. 20. On August 19, 1955 Cecil was inducted into the United States Army in Madison, Indiana. He first served as a Radio Telephone Operator and later in Battery C., 524 th FA Battalion. He rose to the rate of Private First Class and was honorably discharged on August 19, 1958. On June 6, 1959 he was united in marriage to Susie Collins at the Bethany Baptist Church near Deputy, Indiana. This happy union of 57 years was blessed with two sons, Kenneth Dale and Ricky David. Cecil was first employed at the Charlestown Ammunition Plant for three years, then with Rotary Lift in Madison for 11 years, and then he began a career with Cummins Engine Company for the next 17 and a half years. He retired from Cummins in 1987 and enjoyed helping area farmers after his retirement. Cecil always needed something to do so he began working at Crop Production Services and drove a truck for them for the next 16 years. In his spare time he loved to go coon hunting, fishing, watching IU Basketball and Nascar. He also found time to serve as a Boy Scout leader and coach basketball at Deputy Elementary School. Cecil and Susie enjoyed going to Lake Panasoffkee, Florida for nine years and met many friends there that they enjoyed. Cecil was a devoted friend to many, beloved husband, loving dad, papaw, brother and uncle. Cecil died on Monday, March 13, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at his home in Deputy, Indiana with his loving family at his side.
A LOVING FAMILY
Cecil will be missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Susie Collins Sipe of Deputy, Indiana; his loving son, Kenneth Dale "Kenny" Sipe and his companion, Lois Lewis of Austin, Indiana; his loving grandson, Jesse David Sipe of Deputy, Indiana; his loving granddaughter, Jordan Devin Sipe Coomer and her husband, Andrew of Sellersburg, Indiana; his adoring great granddaughter, Aubry Rose Coomer; his loving sisters, Dorothy Mousa of Anderson, Indiana, Betty Hammersley and her husband, Ray of Deputy, Indiana; his loving sisters in law, Hazel Phillips King of Madison, Indiana, Gola Stacy of Oxford, Indiana, Donna Collins of Deputy, Indiana; his loving brother in law, Hank Collins of Columbus, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, William L. Sipe, died August 10, 1953, his mother, Glenn Rosa "Rose" Cook Sipe, died January 16, 1983, his beloved son, Ricky David Sipe, died March 9, 1978, his brothers, Donald O. Sipe, died Jan. 16, 1997; Stanley O. Sipe, died January 15, 1976; Irvin Leo Sipe, died Sept. 14, 1984; John Roscoe "Rocky" Sipe, died October 22, 2011; Everett Leroy Sipe, died June 7, 1955, his sisters, Laura Louise Sipe, died May 5, 1946 and Marie K. Caron, died November 25, 1987, his brothers in law, Elson, Alfred, H.C., Damon, Brack and Kencil Collins, his sisters in law, Bonnie Campbell, Virgie Campbell and Oma Smith, his father in law and mother in law, Irven and Artie Feltner Collins.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Pastor Stan Carroll and Pastor Jerry Begley at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Collins Family Cemetery near Deputy, Indiana.
Friends may call Friday from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.
FULL MILITARY HONORS
A final salute will be conducted on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre with full military honors to follow at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Collins Family Cemetery or the Alpha Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com