Danny Lee Hipshire, 66, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018 in the comfort of his home after a long, courageous battle of cancer.
Danny was born on May 13, 1952 to the late Clay and Betty Rhew Hipshire.
Danny was a 1971 alumni of T. C. Roberson High School. He retired from UPS after 35 years of service, where he served as Shop Steward for Teamster Union Local 61. He served 2 years as "Exulted Ruler," the House Committee Chairman, and the Golf Committee Chairman for his beloved BPOE #608 Asheville Elks, of which he was a lifetime member. Danny was past President of AC Reynolds Booster Club and past President of Oakley Youth Baseball Program. He was a diehard Carolina Tarheels Fan "Go Heels" and an avid golfer. He worked for the Cliffs of Walnut Cove and The Grove Park Inn Golf Courses.
Danny is survived by the "love of his life," best friend and loving wife, Gail Crowe Hipshire; son, Daniel 'Seth' Hipshire of Asheville; granddaughter, "his world," Skylar Danielle; sisters, Sandra H. Moss of Asheville, and Cindy H. Carroll (Bob) of Long Beach, CA; brothers, Randy Hipshire (Kathy) of Butler, TN, and Rudy Hipshire (Diane) of Arden, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service to celebrate Danny's Life will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Biltmore Christ Temple, 260 Fairview Rd. Asheville, NC 28803. At Danny's request, memorial donations may be made on his behalf to: SECU Family House, 1970 Baldwin Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Special thanks to Dr. Teresa Romzick, David Moretz, RN and the staff of Care Partners Hospice, ent-otolaryngologist Joshua Waltonen, Vicki Davis, Sherry and Miss America (Allison) for the loving care for our Danny.
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you and whispered, "Come To Me."
With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating. Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.