January 15, 1937 ~ December 3, 2022

Andrew Louis “Big Al” Ripley Jr., 85, passed away Saturday afternoon, December 3, 2022, at his home in Pittsboro.

A native of Durham County, Al was born January 15, 1937, to the late Andrew Louis Ripley Sr. and Essie Vickers Ripley. Al cherished his years at both Wrights Machinery and Nortel, where he retired as a supervisor in shipping and receiving. In addition to his parents, Mr. Ripley was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Shirley Marie Gooch, and son, Andrew Louis Ripley III.

He is survived by sons, Thomas R. Hayes of Winston-Salem, Ector P. “Pat” Hayes of Pittsboro and Dana M. Ripley of Durham; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Pittsboro with Reverend Robert Elmore officiating.

In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 1309 North Pea Ridge Road, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.

Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to have served the Ripley family.