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Jack Sipe

September 16, 1934 — June 3, 2024

Bear Creek


Jack Sipe, 89, from Bear Creek, peacefully departed on Monday, June 3, 2024, surrounded by his family. Preceding him in death were his beloved wife, Linda Sue Johnson, of 63 years, his parents, brothers Ralph, Ed, Paul, and Bill Sipe, sisters Alta Mae Green, Lois Gilliland, and Virgina Moody, and a beautiful angel, Baily Nevé Shaw, his great granddaughter.

Jack was born on September 16, 1934, in Guilford County, to parents Oscar Lee and Minnie (Alcon) Sipe. His daughter Annette, as well as her husband Miguel Cavas, son Mike, and wife Felisa, live in Bear Creek.

Jack's unwavering love and devotion to his family have left a profound impact on the lives of his grandchildren. They include Mary Lynne Moore (Chris) of Ramseur, Spencer Shaw (Rachel) of Bear Creek, Evan Shaw (Michaela) of Bear Creek, Drew Sipe of Bear Creek, Trevor Sipe (Lauren) of Fairbanks, Alaska, Crystal Davis of Bear Creek, Caitlin Fields (Adam) of Bonlee, Madison Davis of Bear Creek, Alexa Lefler (Alex) of Asheville, and Austin Cavas of Wilson.

Jack also leaves behind 21 great-grandchildren, who will always treasure the memories of visiting “Pawpaw's” never-ending candy bowl. The family consists of Jason Moore, Jayden Moore, Jaxon Moore, Jonah Moore, Brentley Shaw, Sailer Shaw, Addison Shaw, Hallie Ruth Shaw, Carsyn Shaw, Lylah Shaw, Colton Shaw, River Shaw, Peyton Sipe, Lilly Sipe, Liam Sipe, Landen Wilson, Libby Haire, Wylder Atkins, Laylen Daniels, and Enslee Kerr. Jack also leaves behind nieces and nephews, whom he cherished and treated with deep affection as if they were his own.

Following his graduation from Goldston High School in 1953, he dedicated two years of his life to serving as Provost Marshall in the army. He then married Linda Sue Johnson, the love of his life, in Chatham County on October 4, 1956. He and Linda became members of Sandy Branch Baptist Church. Jack had a deep devotion to his Lord and Savior. In more recent years, when he was unable to attend church, he enjoyed the visits from members and the opportunity to pray together and talk about scripture.

He was co-owner with Joe Dunn at D & S Auto in Siler City for many years. In 1967, he left the auto parts business to focus on his family and the farm. He was deeply devoted to his family and always worked hard to provide for them. Among his greatest joys was becoming a parent to his son, Mike, and his daughter, Annette. He worked hard to establish strong values and a work ethic in his children. He cherished and often talked about the pride of working alongside his wife, Linda, and son, Mike, on the farm.

In addition to farming, Jack enrolled at Central Carolina Community College in 1975 and studied agricultural science for two years. He subsequently began his career with the USDA. While continuing to run his farm, he managed both jobs for several years until his retirement in 1989.

Jack and Linda loved the mountains. The fondest memories were of the family trips to Maggie Valley, which they made a point to visit at least once a year. Jack also enjoyed playing baseball, hunting, fishing, and having a fish fry. He was an exceptional cook, and he was capable of preparing the most delicious hushpuppies and "ugly bread" you have ever tasted.

As the years went by, Jack continued to make memories, developing long-lasting friendships along the way. He loved to sit and talk about the “good ole days,” and he always had an interesting story to tell. In more recent years, as health declined, Jack treasured all of the cards, phone calls, and visits, along with the opportunity to tell another story. You couldn’t leave his house without hearing at least two stories. 

A special thank you and appreciation to the special friends Charlie and Mary Lois Oldam, Ted and Willia Moore, Mr. Louis Emerson, Dallas and Shelia Bright, and brother-in-law Don Johnson for their unwavering love and support. Special thanks also to Dr. Byron Hoffman, nurse Brenda, and Dr. Francis Collins for all the care and support in Jack’s final years.

Funeral services are as follows:


Friends and family are welcome to gather at Jack's home to reminisce and share memories of him before and after services.


Smith and Buckner, located at 230 N 2nd Ave., Siler City, NC 27344, will host viewing services on Saturday, June 8th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


The funeral service is on Sunday, June 9th, at Sandy Branch Baptist Church.

715 Sandy Branch Church Rd., Bear Creek, NC 27207, at 2 p.m.


In lieu of flowers, donations to Sandy Branch Baptist Church are appreciated, honoring Jack's lifelong devotion.

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