Funeral for Charles Donley “C.D.” Sipes, 87, of Paradise is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 8, at Friendship Baptist Church in Boyd with the Rev. Terry Terry officiating. Burial is at Friendship Cemetery. Visitation was to be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Sipes died Sunday, July 4, 2010, in Paradise.
Born Sept. 11, 1922, in Italy to H.A. and Essie (Newkirk) Sipes, he married Mary McCulley May 31, 1941, in Springtown. He was a welder at General Dynamics for 35 years.
Sipes was preceded in death by his son, Charles L. Sipes; brothers, J.W., D.C. and Dorman; and sister, Norma Lee.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Nelda Tackett and husband, Jim, of Paradise; sons, Mike Sipes and wife, Sherry, and Richard Sipes and wife, Rhonda, all of Graham; daughter-in-law, Naomi Sipes of Boyd; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Bobby Sipes and wife, Beverly, of Weatherford; sisters, Mary Jane Read of Azle and Joyce Tierce of Paradise; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers are Darrin Tackett, Chris Tackett, Tim Sipes, Austin Sipes, Chad Land, Chase Tackett, Jesse Furlong and Jake Furlong.