James Lamar Sipes, 79, loving husband to Rose Marie (Rusch) Sipes, passed away on Friday March 20, 2020 at University of Louisville Medical Center. He was born to the late Thomas Hayden and Sue Carter (Hobbs) Sipes in Meade County, Kentucky on April 4, 1940. James was retired from Ford Motor Company, a former volunteer for Hazelwood Hospital, an Army veteran and he loved to garden, woodwork, and preach. Besides his wife of 53 years, he is survived by their children, John Gregory Sipes (Deborah), Christopher Thomas Sipes (Glory Ann), James Brian Rusch Sipes (Stephanie), Deanna Marie Conn (Dave), and Miranda Delores Pearl Mattingly (Joey). He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Clarissa, Christopher, Corey, Gregory, Mason, Mackenzie, Madison, Silas, Meredith, Selah along with great-grandchildren Gabriel, Zane, and Lucas. He is also survived by siblings, Carol, Virgil, Sue, Jerry, Georgia, and Janet. There will be a memorial service held on a later date.