Posted on: September 13, 2021
Dr. George Epps Lipscomb of Columbus, Georgia passed away on 11 August 2021 after several valiant battles with cancer. A faithful follower of Jesus, he has gone home to be with Him. Raised in Newberry, South Carolina, George was the son of the late Carolyn Epps and Edwin Marshall Lipscomb. George and his wife Patricia enjoyed 59 wonderful years of marriage. George was a 1957 graduate of the Citadel. He graduated from the Medical College of South Carolina in 1961 and completed his internship at Springfield Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts. He completed his residency in radiology at The University of Virginia in 1965 and stayed on as a fellow until drafted in 1966. He earned a Bronze Star for his medical service to the army in the Vietnam War. Following his military service, he joined Radiology Associates in Columbus. Dr. Lipscomb was a gifted diagnostician. He had a talent for explaining assessments and procedures to patients with clarity and compassion. Moreover, he was a pioneer in Interventional Radiology; he brought angioplasty and other special procedures to Columbus. Respected by his peers and beloved by co-workers, George was honored in 2005 by the American Heart Association and in 2012 by the Charles E. Butler Service and Leadership Award. George loved the Columbus community, where he served in a variety of endeavors ranging from Little League coach to Chairman of the Board of Saint Paul UMC, the Board at Brookstone School, and years as President of Radiology Associates. And avid reader and wordsmith, George loved mysteries, puns, the daily Jumble and crossword puzzles. His favorite pastime was playing Bridge, for which he earned Life Master status. Throughout the year he could also be found enjoying (and sometimes, admittedly not enjoying) watching Braves baseball and Falcons football. He relished few things more than spending time with his dear friends and colleagues, sharing stories about their families. George is survived by his wonderful sister, Carolyn Gregg; adored wife, Patricia; four beloved children, Kathryn, George, Tyler, and Patrick; his son-in-law, Jim, and daughters-in-law, Debbie, Molly, and Melanie; and his 10 precious grandchildren, Caitlin, Burch, Hannah, Jack, Emma, Hugh, Samantha, Max, Evelyn, and Luke. Funeral services will be held at Saint Paul United Methodist Church on Sunday 15 August at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Paul Church 2101 Wildwood Avenue #1423, Columbus, Georgia 31906 or to Columbus Hospice, 7020 Moon Road, Columbus, Georgia, 31909.