Charles H. Hipps

Thursday, August 8, 1940 - Tuesday, July 20, 2021

In Honor and Remembrance

Photo of Charles H. Hipps  - 1940-2021

Candler – Charles Hilliard Hipps, age 80, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

A native of Buncombe County, Charles was born August 8, 1940 to the late Charles H. Hipps and the late Blanche Crook Hipps.

He was a member of the 1959 graduating class of Enka High School. Mr. Hipps was a lifelong member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Candler.  He was a Past Master and former member of Pigeon River Masonic Lodge No. 386, and was also a member of and had served as Past Master of Biltmore Masonic Lodge No. 446. Mr. Hipps had retired from Overnite Transportation and also from American Freight / FedEx Freight with many years of dedicated service. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Norma Hipps; two sons, Steven Hipps (Carmen) and Michael Hipps; three grandchildren, Ethan, Emily, and Adam; sister, Martha Kent of Fletcher; brothers, Horace (Betty) of Isle of Palms, SC, and Curtis (Faye) of Candler; nephews, Robert (Terrie) of Aiken, SC, and Mark (Linda) of Mount Pleasant, SC.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Candler with Pastor Chip Plemmons officiating. Masonic Graveside Rites will be conferred by Clay Sorrells of the Biltmore Lodge.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Hipps family.

Condolences from family and friends

So sorry for your loss! Prayer's to the family.
Mary E Reece
Ride high Charlie we will miss you❤
Anne Prather Boone
Praying for the Family
Dianne.Webb1956@yahoo.com Webb
Love and prayers to you all. Charlie was a dear friend to my Dad (Floyd McCurry) they both were truck drivers and rode Harley’s together. So sad to hear of his passing.
Ellen McCurry
Charlie you were my friend and my brother. I will never forget all the miles ridden with you Don and Gib. Or Floyd as you and Don called him. I knew you would always be up early in the morning to talk to . You put thousands of miles on trucks and Harleys. Now you are walking on streets of gold. My friend and brother i will miss you. .
Dale Ramsey
I am so sorry to hear this. Y’all are in my prayers.
Janice Evans
Ride on Charlie! Love and Prayers sent for Norma and family.
Pam Mehaffey
So sorry to hear of Charles passing. He was a very good friend and will miss him. Our prayers are with the family.
Henry and Dianne Thompson
We are sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
Jerry & Dana Thompson
This has truly saddened my heart. Any time I saw Charlie walking in, he had a smile on his face and a kind word. They certainly don't make them like him anymore. He was definitely one of my favorite customers. He will be missed. Prayers got out to all of his family. Christi from Pawn World
Christi Ollis
We here at Pawn World would like to express our sympathy to the family. Mr. Hipps was one of a kind and will be missed.
Pawn World
Curtis, Faye, and Family, It is hard to say good-bye to the ones we love here on this earth. What glorious assurance we have of seeing them again in heaven. May the Lord give you His grace, peace, and comfort during this difficult time. Our prayers continue for the entire family. Our Love in Jesus, Royce & Gwenda
Royce and Gwenda Phillips
So sorry to hear about Charles. Praying for God's comfort for you at this time. He will be missed.
Jeff & Melba Powell
Uncle Charles was a great man he will be miss my prayers are with the Family
Kathy Edney
Curtis and all of family: Praying for you in the loss of your brother. Gerald and Carolyn Stamey
Gerald and Carolyn Stamey
Sorry to hear about Charles passing my prayers are with the family I love talking with Charles.
Harold&Barbra Hannah
Fond memories of you Charlie from the dental office days...a class act and gentleman...so rare these days. I will miss you dearly..RIP
Chris Valery
A true gentleman and always a pleasure to see you Charlie. Go rest high on that mountain now...ChrisV
Chris Valery