Mr. Elmer H. "Bud" Sipe, Jr., (K4MVM) age 82 of Athens passed
away Friday, July 23, 2010.
A native of Knoxville, former resident of Spring City and
Chattanooga, he was a former resident of Athens and moved
back eight years ago.
A son of the late Elmer H. Sr., and Helen Arp Sipe, he
was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Christopher Baines and a
sister, Helen Nelson.
A member of the First Baptist Church of Athens, he was a former
member of Meridan Sun Lodge #50 F.&A.M. and a veteran of World War
II, serving in the U. S. Navy. An avid sailor, he was a former
Commodore of the Privateer Yacht Club of Chattanooga, where he and his
wife lived for 10 years. He had served as Editor of the Athens
Press Newspaper, the Daily Post Athenian, and Chattanooga Times.
He was a marketing specialist with Preston Inc. of Cleveland and
Richard Industries Advertising Firm.
Survivors,Wife of 64 years, Marie Byrd Sipe of Athens; 2
daughters & sons-in-law, Karen & David Perry of Athens and
Teresa & Hal Coleman of Roswell, Georgia. Four
grandchildren and spouses, Tonesa Cawood of Niota, Tritina and
Phillip Forde of Oak Ridge, Talania and Jeff Cook of Knoxville,
and Greg and Lynnette Baines of Athens; seven
great-grandchildren, Jordan Baines, Elijah Baines, Alex Cook, Garrett
Cook, Cameron Cook, Brady Cook, and Aspen Cook.
Graveside services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday at Cedar
Grove Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Wright officiating.
The family will receive friends Monday from 1:00 pm to 1:45
P.M. at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home prior to the service.