Richard Dale Lipscomb, 81, passed away peacefully May 20, 2011, in his home, with his loving wife of 53 years and family by his side.

Born on April 21, 1930, Richard was one of three children born to the late Clyde and Effie Lipscomb, in Indianapolis, Ind. He was a star high school football player and had a promising college career, but gave up that opportunity to serve our country as a Marine, serving in the Korean War. He continued to support and honor the armed forces throughout his life. Upon his return to the states, he attended Long Beach City College, majoring in English and drama, and met the love of his life, Judy.

After working several years in the food services industry in Southern California, he moved his family to Medford, Ore., where he fulfilled his dream of opening a sandwich shop, Bad Bascomb's Sandwich Workshop. He quickly assumed the name, Bad, and when customers would say, How ya doin' Bad? He always responded, I'm Good!

Anyone who knew Richard well was always treated to an interesting story. He reminisced often of his days making cocktails and conversing with the Hollywood elite at the prestigious restaurant, The Captain's Inn, and about his military career.

Richard is survived by his wife, Judy Lipscomb, of Redding, Calif.; daughter, Karen Hoff (Don), of Redding, Calif.; son, David Lipscomb (Georgia), of Medford, Ore.; daughter, Amy Sherrod (Ron), of Lincoln, Calif.; sister, Dorris Means, of Ind.; grandchildren, Derek and Adam Parsons, Kyle and Matthew Lipscomb, Allison Hoff, Jack and Lucy Sherrod; along with countless friends and family who were blessed to know him.

During his last days, he often joked that he would be The Best Bartender Ever at the Cocktail Lounge in the Sky. Cheers!

Services will be held in the outdoor pavilion at Veteran's Cemetery in Igo, on Friday, June 3, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements at Allen & Dahl, Redding.