Theo E. Lipscomb III

Theo “Ted” Lipscomb, 78, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away August 18, 2020.

Theo was born January 3, 1942 to Theo E. and Edna Lipscomb in New Orleans, La.

Ted retired from the United States Navy as a Petty Officer First Class.  After his Navy career Ted began working for the US Postal Service, retiring after many years of service.  Ted was highly active spending several years as a volunteer police officer, active at St. Ann Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Masonic Lodge, and Sons of the American Revolution.  He was a great husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sons, Paul and Theo Lipscomb.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughter, Suzanne Schnell; sons, Charles (Shelly) Lipscomb and Joseph Lipscomb; sister, Sharon (Ralph) Rojas; grandchildren, Sarah (Sean) Wall, Amy Gent, Natalie Lipscomb and Alaina Lipscomb.

Visitation will be held fro 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs, Mo.  A private graveside service will be held at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, Mo. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions to Disabled American Veterans on his behalf to honor his service to our country.

Arrangements are in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.

Our Sincere Condolences

Lipscomb Family:
I wanted to send sincere condolences from the Browns. I personally recall fondly childhood memories of getting to visit / stay with the family and how Uncle Ted tied everything together and made sure this only child felt welcome hanging out with everyone! I have referenced trying ‘blue mashed potatoes’ many times as sampled in Ponchatoula with your family!
Our sympathies are with you all at this super challenging time.
Rick Brown

Very sad. My condolences to the family of Lipscomb. Very sorry to hear that. I am going to miss you sir, really I appreciate your good hospitality during my stay with you at your home.
God will rest his soul.
Mohamed Gamal

Sue and the Lipscomb family, we are so sorry for your loss. Ted was a good man and wonderful grandfather to Natalie and Alaina. I’m sure he gave them words of wisdom that they will remember. God Bless you.
Haskel and Ruth Powell

My deepest condolences to the family. May Gods comfort be with you.
Kate Lenihan