George Alan Lipscomb Sr., 89, of Aurora, passed away on July 29, 2022. Born on July 25, 1933, in Aurora, he was the son of George Rodney and Beulah Isabelle (Elsey) Lipscomb.
George graduated from Aurora High School in 1951 and went on to college at West Virginia University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture in 1955 and completed his master’s degree in business administration. He taught vo-ag and Industrial Arts at Southern High School in Oakland, Md. until 1960 and also taught vo-ag and industrial arts at Aurora High School from 1960-1963. In 1971, he became the director of the Vocation Education for Preston County. He was passionate about traveling across the United States and internationally with his wife. He loved fishing and taking trips out West to hunt. He was a life member of the Mountain Lions Club, the Aurora United Methodist Church, a member of the Rowlesburg Masonic Lodge #165 and a founding member of the Aurora VFD.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen Ardith (Harsh) Lipscomb; three sons, George Alan Lipscomb Jr. and wife Barbara, of Aurora, Gary Bryan Lipscomb and wife Susan, of Oak Hill, and Jeffrey Wayne Lipscomb and wife Pamela, of Aurora; one daughter, Robin Louise Chambers and husband J.B., of Aurora; nine grandchildren, Lori Pennington and husband Terry, of Mount Storm, Kelli Lipscomb, of Frostburg, Md., Jared Lipscomb and wife Stephanie, of Huntington, Travis Lipscomb and fiance Jayna, of Morgantown, Jonathan Chambers, of Clarksburg, Derek Chambers and companion Hannah, of Hagerstown, Md., Samantha Chambers, of Winchester, Va., Aron Lipscomb and wife Haylee, of Oakland, Md. and Trevor Lipscomb and fiance Alyssa, of Aurora; 12 great-grandchildren, Lily, Caleb, Luke and Adelaine Pennington, Brittany and Alyssa Thomas, Ebony and Marcus Thomas, Omari Holden, Carter and Kamden Lipscomb and Gavin Chambers; a brother-in-law, Dr. William Hall, of Morgantown; and two nephews, Dr. David Hall and wife Dr. Mary Hall and Ed Hall and wife Tiffany, all of Morgantown.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mariyln Jean Lipscomb and Patsy Ann Hall; and one granddaughter, Rhianna Michelle Lipscomb.
Friends will be received at the Aurora Memorial Building, 24079 George Washington Highway Aurora, WV 26705, from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday Aug. 3, and at the Aurora United Methodist Church, at 10 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday Aug. 4, with Pastor Cheryl George officiating. Interment will follow in the Aurora Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated for Aurora United Methodist Church, Union Ambulance and the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department.
The Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Lipscomb family at this time.