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Donnie Lee Pipes
January 12, 1947 - August 20, 2020

Mr. Donnie Lee Pipes of Trumann departed from this life on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Place in Jonesboro, AR at the age of 73 years, 7 months and 8 days.  He was born Sunday, January 12, 1947 in Trumann and lived in Kansas City , Mo before moving back to Trumann in 1970.   He was a purchaser agent with Dana Corporation and a veteran of US Army and a member of First Baptist Church where he served as an usher.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Ann Pipes; one sister, Glenda Parsley and his parents, Bennie and Illa Dean McCarty Pipes. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Elder Pipes of the home; and one sister, Brenda Pipes of Trumann.      Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.  A Celebration of life will be Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. John Maley officiating.   Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, AR.  In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions social distancing will be required along with face masks and the signing of a COVID-19 form will be require. Pallbearers will be Jim Sellers, Wes Osment and Bill Gibbs. An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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August 25, 2020
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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Funeral Service

August 26, 2020
10:00 AM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Trent Branscum , Jonesboro says

    Sending love and prayers your way. I worked with Donnie many years. He was a great man.

  2. Vernon Drake, Jonesboro says

    Thoughts and prayers

  3. Carolyn Holt, Trumann,AR says

    Barb, I am so sorry for your loss. Donnie and I had some good times when we worked together at Dana. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Tricia Pipes Higgs, Washington says

    Prayers for our families loss. Donnie I remember all to well of coming over to your parents house and visiting when I was a kid. Nothing but great memories of your family. I know that Barbara will miss you as well as everyone else. So glad we got back in touch with each other. Much love

  5. Dede Peterson , Norfork, AR says

    Barbara, I’m so very sorry for your loss. We can only imagine Donnie’s complete and pure joy when Donna was there to welcome him in Heaven. I will lift you up in my prayers.

  6. Carol & Charles Pipes, Bono, AR says

    We want to send our condolences to Barbara and Brenda. God bless you both.

  7. Darrell and Cindy Pipes, Jonesboro says

    Barbara and Brenda we will not be able to attend the service but our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

  8. Linda McDaniel, Trumann says

    Sending love and prayers Linda McDaniel

  9. William Meyer, Yuba City, Ca says

    May you Rest In Peace. Sincere condolences to the family.

  10. Renee (Menteer) Wilking and family, Oak Grove, MO says

    My parents were long time friends of Don and Barb and Donna was one of my best friends growing up, even though we lived so far apart. They always felt like second parents to me. I hate that we didn't see you often, but you have always been in our thoughts and prayers. Give Donna and my dad the biggest hugs for me, what a reunion in heaven that must have been! We love you so much. Continued love and prayers for Barb and Brenda and the family. I wish we could be there with you.

  11. Larry and Patsy Patterson, Trumann says

    We are so sorry Barbara for your loss, Donnie was a good person and we will miss him .

  12. Linda McDaniel, Trumann At says

    Sending love and prayers Linda McDaniel

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