He was born April 18, 1963 in DeQueen, Arkansas to Bob Tipton and Joyce Hunter Tipton. Randy was one of the biggest Dale Earnhardt fans that ever lived and loved watching NASCAR races. He also loved to sing karaoke, do woodworking and go fishing with his buddies. Randy dearly loved his family and friends and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by parents Raymond “Bob” and Joyce Tipton of Cove, Arkansas; son Ryan Tipton of Mena, Arkansas; sister Kim DePriest and husband Ike of Cove, Arkansas; niece Celeste Ashcraft and husband Davy of Vandervoort, Arkansas; nephew Dwight DePriest of Cove, Arkansas; three great-nieces Cassidy, Carmindy, and Camilla Ashcraft.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Cove First Baptist Church with Brother Ron Ladd officiating. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Grove cemetery in Cove, Arkansas under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Pallbearers will be Danker Mize, Shane Sellers, Terry Jewell, Kevin Smallwood, Dwight DePriest, Davy Ashcraft and Burt Nichols.
Honorary pallbearer will be Randy Stone.