Neil E. Lippincott
Neil E. Lippincott, age 89, of Minerva died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 in his home where he was born, surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 5, 1931 in Minerva to W. Russell and Wilma (Mindling) Lippincott.
Lifetime owner of Lippincott Farms. He is a member of the Bayard United Methodist Church where he was instrumental in the installation of the elevator. He is a member of the Columbiana County Farm Bureau and a graduate of Minerva High School in 1949.
After the passing of his father, Russel, Neil took over the responsibilities of operating the farm at the age of 15. The farm became his lifelong labor of love. Through his legacy, Lippincott Farms is being carried on by the 4th, 5th, and 6th generations.
Neil not only planted seeds on the farm. He planted seeds of generosity, respectfulness, perseverance, and a relentless desire to get the job done. He believed that hard work and diligence have a moral benefit and an inherent ability to strengthen character. He lived to make his good better and his better best.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Carol (Coblentz) Lippincott whom he married Nov. 30, 1985; daughter, Jenny (Tim) James of Newport, NC; 2 sons, Dick (Debbie) Lippincott of Minerva, Dan (Kelly) Lippincott of Robertsdale, AL; stepdaughter, Robin (Gary) (Lipp) Scott Frank of Lisbon; son-in-law, Kenny Meeker of Minerva; former daughter-in-law, Cindy Lippincott of MI; sister, Mary Helen Dixon of Lucas, OH; 11 grandchildren; Angie (Mike) Hoffee, Missy (Joe) Gilkerson, Ryan (Sara) Lippincott, Katie (Eric) Spencer, Chad Lippincott, Trisha LaCoste, Nathan (Sunni) Lippincott, Amy Jo (Ben) Jones, Trevor Lippincott, Estania Lippincott, Titus Lippincott; 5 step grandchildren; Shawn (Renee) Louk, Josh (Kim) Louk, Courtney Morris Hodder, Tyler (Stefanie) Morris, Danny (Heather) Scott; 19 great grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley (Dysle) Lippincott who died in 1983; daughter, Janie Meeker; step daughter, Annette (Lipp) Louk Morris; 2 sisters, Betty May Haynam, Lottie Lou Leatherberry; and a brother, Grover Lee Lippincott.
Funeral services with appropriate social distancing will be Sunday at 2:00 pm in the West Community Center in east Rochester with Rev. David Naus officiating. Burial will be in Moultrie Chapel Cemetery. Calling hours will be Saturday 6-8 pm at the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva and one hour prior to services from 1-2 pm at the West Community Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bayard United Methodist Church or Aultman Hospice. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register book at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available to all who need it.