Lewis Edward ”Eddie” Sipes, 75, of Monticello, passed away February 4, 2022, at the VA Hospital in Little Rock.
He was born November 7, 1946, in California to the late A.G. Sipes and Dorothy Mae Sipes.
Mr. Sipes was a member of Second Baptist Church, a United States Air Force veteran and a longtime auto body and paint technician.
Many would agree that Eddie was one of the best and most talented paint men in the area for 43 years. He worked for Razorback Body Shop, Ellis Body Shop and owned his own shop for many years before he became disabled. He loved his motorcycle, his family, extended family and his dog Willow.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Patricia Sipes.
He is survived by one daughter, Felicia Sipes McClain (Douglas Briant) of Monticello; a half daughter, Jessica Paige Young (Eric) of Rye; one brother, Alfred Greg Sipes of Monticello; nephew, Todd Sipes (Elsie) of Colorado; one granddaughter, Kanna Payne (Tyler) of Rye; one grandson, Jacob McClain of Rye; two great granddaughters, Tinnslee and Ollie Payne both of Rye; and an ex son-in-law, Daniel McClain (LeAnn) of Rye. He is also survived by special friends, Pat and Jon Leggett of Monticello, D.C. ”Pete” Sanderlin of Michigan, Connie Sanderlin of Monticello, Lori Richardson of Malvern, Amanda Killingsworth of Monticello and Tracy Daniels of Wilmar; and many cousins who loved him dearly. Eddie will always be in our hearts.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 12 at 2 p.m. at Campground Cemetery.