M. Alan Lipsey, age 88, of Atlanta died Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

He was born and raised in Thomasville and was a graduate of Thomasville High School before attending Emory University. He was in the family business in Thomasville before moving his family to Atlanta, where he had a long career as a financial adviser. He was a longtime member of The Temple, where he was the chairman of the usher committee. In Thomasville he was an active member of the Elks Club and Exchange Club.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Joan Forman Lipsey, and his parents, Anna Kolesky Lipsey and David Lipsey, of blessed memory. Survivors include daughter Patricia Lipsey; daughter and son-in-law Susan and Alan Wishneff; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Caren Cook Lipsey; son and daughter-in-law Mark and Susan Lipsey; grandchildren Anna Wishneff, Samuel Wishneff, Jacob Lipsey and Alexandra Lipsey; step-grandchildren Alyson, Drew and Caylan; nieces Rhyan Kime and Regan Gross; and nephew Daniel Forman.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Cohen Home, Breman Jewish Home, Weinstein Hospice and Kadan Home Health Care.

Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Temple, the American Cancer Society, Weinstein Hospice, Jewish Home Life Communities or a charity of your choice. A graveside service was held Friday, May 20, at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Lauren Lapidus officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.