Billy Ray Lipscomb Sr.


HURDLE MILLS — With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Billy Ray Lipscomb, Sr. of Hurdle Mills, on Feb. 6, 2021 at the age of 77. Billy was born Oct. 31, 1943 in Virginia, but he grew up in Roxboro with his eight siblings.
He later made his home in the Caldwell community.
Billy made his living as a talented and hardworking brick mason. He loved the outdoors where he spent time rabbit hunting, fishing, and growing a way too big garden. He also spent many Labor Day holidays feeding his family and friends with a Brunswick stew and pig pickin’. Billy lived a simple life, and one of the things that brought him the most joy was being “Poppa” to his grandchildren.
Billy is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Marie, who supported him tirelessly through his years of unfortunate health struggles. Billy leaves behind his children, Christy Haas (Erich), Ray Lipscomb (Wendy), Anthony Mace, and Jason Mace and also his grandchildren, Keira Haas, Jessie Lipscomb, Tanner Lipscomb, Peyton Mace, Gracyn Mace, and Cameron Parker. He is also survived by his younger brother, Larry Lipscomb and numerous nieces and nephews.
Billy is preceded in death by his parents, Hudson and Eldorado Lipscomb and seven of his siblings, Anna Lee Holt, Stanley Lipscomb, Carlton Lipscomb, Wilma Brooks, Edna Flynn, Linwood Lipscomb, and Joe Lipscomb.
The family would like to thank the wonderful team at DaVita Dialysis in Roxboro. Your kind, loving, and compassionate care helped Billy get through those difficult three days each and every week. You all were so special to him.
A celebration of Billy’s life will take place at Brooks & White Funeral Home in Roxboro on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021 at 2 p.m. with masks and social distancing. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Billy’s honor to the American Kidney Fund by mail at 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 or online at
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