Thomas P. "Tom" Lippeatt

Monday, March 6, 2006

Thomas P. "Tom" Lippeatt, 80, of Terre Haute and formerly of Sullivan and Dugger, passed away at 5:05 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2006 in Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

He was born June 16, 1925 in Dugger to Thomas H. Lippeatt and Margaret A. Denham Lippeatt. On April 10, 1948, he married Betty Keene Lippeatt.

He was a 1943 graduate of Washington Catholic High School. He was retired from the Dugger Domestic Coal Co. and the Crane Naval Weapons Depot. He was a member of the First Christian Church, the Sullivan American Legion, the UMWA, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the Disabled American Veterans Association.

Survivors include: his wife of 57 years, Betty Keene Lippeatt of Terre Haute; one son Steve Lippeatt and his wife Elaine of Sullivan; one daughter Beth Ann Butts and her husband Fred, Jr. of Terre Haute; four grandchildren, Sarah Hansel, Jordan Butts, Jennifer Butts and Chad Butts; three great-grandchildren, Logan Hansel, Jackson Hansel and Ainsley Hansel; and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Holmes Memorial Chapel in Sullivan with Dale Wise officiating. Burial will be in Dugger Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Sullivan, Shelburn and Hymera American Legions and the Sullivan V.F.W.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, and before the service Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sullivan First Christian Church Building Fund.