Patrick Cleburne Lipscomb, III

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A distinguished professor and devoted son, brother and partner, Pat Lipscomb of Baton Rouge passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the age of 88. Pat - Dr. Pat to his many students - was born in 1929 in Dallas, Texas, to Patrick Lipscomb, Jr and Mary Gillard Lipscomb. He completed his undergraduate studies at Rice University and his doctorate work at the University of Texas. He won the Fulbright scholarship and studied British history in England, a country he loved and returned to every summer for many years leading college tours. Pat spoke several languages fluently and served in the United States Army as a Russian interpreter during the Korean War. It was at LSU as a professor of British history that he met his partner of 50 years, George Walter, a professor of music. After retiring from LSU, he remained in Baton Rouge in the home that he lived in for almost 60 years. Pat was devoted to his family and drove long distances to be with them every Christmas of his life until 2 years ago. He cared for George during the long illness that took him in 2010, and he was a faithful friend to many. Attired in coat and tie no matter the occasion, Pat reminded many of a proper English gentleman. Like his mother, he had beautiful manners. He was loved by his family, and they were proud of him. Pat was kind to everyone. He is survived by his sister, Joane Askins (Norman) and nieces Melissa Stang (Ron) and Sherrill Bauerlein (Mark). A memorial service will be held at St. Alban's Church on the LSU campus this Saturday, July 14, at 11 a.m. A reception will follow the service in the church hall.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 12 to July 14, 2018
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