Bobby Jack Lipsey, Jr., 65, of Cheboygan, Michigan, left his family and friends on November 26, 2019. He passed away surrounded by love at home where he so badly wanted to be at the end of a short, but fierce battle, with pancreatic cancer. Bobby Jack was born on September 14, 1954 in the small town of Greenville, Texas to Bobby Jack Lipsey, Sr. and Mary Ruth McDaniel Lipsey, who he has joined in his new heavenly home.
He grew up in Mesquite Texas and attended North Mesquite High School. Bobby worked at various grocery stores during his life and after his Daddy and Momma passed away moved to Cheboygan to live with his Sis, Renee Pelon, his brother-in-law, John Pelon, and his nephew, Jace Nichols. He discovered one of his greatest loves when he moved to Cheboygan and started volunteering backstage for the Northland Players, Rivertown Follies, Summer Youth Theater and the Cheboygan Area High School productions at the beautiful Cheboygan Opera House. Dressed in black with his gloves on, always stage right, was his favorite thing! Well----next to the Dallas Cowboys Football team! Bobby was a Texan and that means he loved sports. His fondest memories were going to the Cotton Bowl with his Daddy, Sis and Uncles to watch his Cowboys kick some booty. Bobby also bowled on the Monday Senior League and loved to shop and made weekly forays via Straits Regional Ride to Walmart. During his life, he had so many illnesses which never stopped him or dampened his Texas Spirit. His courage, positive attitude and kind soul was remarkable to behold. Things that would knock anyone down, only made him stronger. He is survived by his family, many cousins, aunts and uncles in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, his Cheboygan theater family and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 8:00 p.m. at his beloved Cheboygan Opera House with Pastor Jim Currie officiating. If you would like to make a memorial gift, Bobby loved and supported the Rivertown Follies, Northland Players Summer Youth Theater and the Cheboygan Opera House.
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