Joel Nelson Lipscomb, born December 20, 1923 in Gonzales, passed away on September 5, 2016 at his home in McKinney. He served in US ARMY Air Forces, European Theater during WWII and received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. He was a graduate of Southwest Texas State College, 1951; and, University of Houston, 1964. He worked as a Research Chemist and Registered Pharmacist; and, was a 50-year member of Chemical Engineering Association. He was a lifelong Baptist and is survived by his wife Dell and sons Derrell Glen and wife Allison, of England; Joel Wade and wife Monica, of McKinney; daughter-in-law Palma, of Georgia; daughter, Lisa Armstrong and husband John, of Gonzales; Linda Menking, of Gonzales; Sharon Block and husband Tom, of Florida; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.