Bud Lippencott © Cheyenne Star 11-Nov-2010 Submitted by: Wanda Purcell
Bud Lippencott was born June 15, 1923 in Hammon, Oklahoma to Mary Madeline and Charles Eugene Lippencott. He passed away November 5, 2010 at Cheyenne, Oklahoma at the age of 87 years, 4 months and 20 days.
Bud grew up in the Pie Flat community, north of Roll, Oklahoma. He attended the Pie Flat One Room School through the 8th grade. He then attended Crawford High School for two years, then two years at Cheyenne Hih School where he graduated with the Class of 1942. After graduation he went to N.Y.A. school to learn the trade of welding. After completing welding school, Bud went to California and worked in the ship yard as a welder. Bud came home to help his Dad and Mother on the farm until he volunteered for the United States Navy and served his country during World War II with his first day of active service was on January 28, 1944. He went through his naval training at Faragut, Idaho. Bud served aboard the Aircraft Carrier, U.S.S. Monterey as a Yeoman, 2nd Class in the Captains Office. During his service he was engaged in 7 major battles and 24 other battles. On August 30, 1945, Bud, as a member of ther Tokyo Bay Occupation Forcer (TF-31), participated in the initial landing and occupation of the Tokyo Bay area and The Capture of HIJMS Nagato. This capture was an act that symbolized the unconditional and complete surrender of the Japan Navy. During his time in the Navy, Bud received the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign with 5 stars and the Phllipine Liberation Campaign Medal with 2 stars.
After his honorable discharge in May of 1946 he returned to Cheyenne, Oklahoma and worked for the ASCS office, Lippencott Implement Company - JI Case Dealer and farmed and ranched with his father.
He was married to Pauline Vay Porter of Durham, in Cheyenne, Oklahoma on August 3, 1947 and to this union one son, Steve, was born in 1953. They lived on the farm at Pie Flat and continued to farm and ranch for the next 40 years. After their retirement in 1987 they moved to Cheyenne, Oklahoma to make their home. Bud continued to help his son and family farm and ranch thoughout the years. He took great pride in maintaining an immaculate and beautiful yard. He was proud of his many "Yard Of The Week" awards.
He was a member of the Cheyenne First Baptist Curch, a 50 year member of the Cheyenne Masonic Lodge where he was a 32nd Degree Mason and had served on the Crawford School Board for a number of years. Bud had also served on the Upper Washita Soil Conservation board and a member of the American Legion.
One of his hobbies was flying that he and his father shared for several years. Bud was a family man and enjoyed his loving relationships he had with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother and sister-in-law, C.E. and Inez Lippencott and father-in-law and mother-in-law, J.L. and Betty Porter.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline, of the home; son, Steve Lippencott and wife, Debbie, Cheyenne, Oklahoma; 4 grandhildren, Rebecca Leonard and husband, Steve, Reydon, Oklahoma; Coby Lippencott and fiance', Sarah Roberson, both of Elk City, Oklahoma; John Lippencott and wife, Jaime, Cheyenne, Oklahoma; Clinton Lippencott and friend, Marlena Johnson, Cheyenne, Oklahoma; 5 great grandchildren, Braygan Lippencott, Lockland Lippencott, Emersyn Lippencott, Ashton Cockrell, Saylor Leonard, sister-in-law, Mary Fielding, Elk City, Oklahoma; brother-in-law, Henry Porter, Jr. and wife Lucille, Durham, Oklahoma; Sister-in-law, Edith Porter, Tulsa, Oklahoma; nieces and nephews, Sharon Charlton, Linda Harbison and husband, Dan, Rick Lippencott and wife, Cindyt, Scott Porter and wife, Jenni, Peggy Tierney and husband, Kieran, Terry Fielding and wife, Tasi, Jan Bailey and husband, Lynn, Donna Horton and husband, Sam, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Cheyenne First Baptist Church officiated by Terrell Romberg and Milton Gage. Burial followed at Cheyenne Cemetery under the direction of Rose Chapel Funeral Service. Condolences can be made online at www.whineryfs.com
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