Mr. Ernest William “Ernie” Lipperd Sr., age 86, of Versailles, Indiana, Ernie entered this life on February 16, 1930, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the loving son of the late, Ernest Henry and Hazel Snow (Beach) Lipperd. He was raised in Versailles, Indiana and later moved to Cambridge, Ohio where he was a 1947 graduate of Cambridge High School. As a child, Ernie worked at the Elrod Creamery in Elrod, Indiana. Ernie was inducted into the United States Army Air Corps in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1947, serving in Trinidad. He was honorably discharged in 1950. Ernie was united in marriage on December 27, 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Dolly Melvina Brinson and to this union arrived three daughters and three sons to bless their home. Ernie and Dolly shared nearly 62 loving years of marriage together until his death. Ernie was employed for Borden’s Dairy in Shelbyville, Indiana. Ernie was a former Engineer for the Kroger Company, retiring in February 1989 after 32 years of service. Ernie and Dolly farmed on the family farm in Bennington, Indiana, from 1971 to 2013 when they moved to the Versailles community. Ernie attended the Crossroads Community Wesleyan Church in Holton, Indiana. Ernie enjoyed farming all of his life, antiques, gardening and especially raising his blackberry’s. Ernie will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends. Ernie passed away with his loving family by his side at 3:15 am, Sunday, June 26, 2016, at his residence in Versailles, Indiana.Ernie will be dearly missed by his loving wife of nearly 62 years: Dolly Melvina (Brinson) Lipperd of Versailles, IN; his daughters: Marcia Ann Chism of Newark, OH, Renee Lee Wise and her husband: Fred of Lebanon, OH and Mavis Marilyn Cope and her husband: Rick of Whiteland, IN; his sons: Ernest Henry Lipperd and his wife: Amy of Versailles, IN and Robert David Lipperd and his wife: Rhonda of Madison, IN; his 19-grandchildren and his 26-great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents: Ernest Henry and Hazel Snow (Beach) Lipperd; his son: Terry Randall Lipperd, died in 1996 and his half-sister: Evelyn Lostutter.Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Pastor John Blair, Sr.,at the Crossroads Community Wesleyan Church, 5112 West US 50 Holton, Indiana 47023.Interment will follow in the Washington Cemetery, Elrod, Indiana.Friends may call 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the Crossroads Community Wesleyan Church 5112 West US 50 Holton, Indiana 47023.Memorial contributions may be made to the Crossroads Community Wesleyan Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.