Raymond Leonard “Bob” Tipton, age 76, of Cove, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 2, 2016, at his home.
He was born Sept.17, 1939, at Plunkettville, OK to the late William Odell Tipton and the late Ilene Mazure Perry Tipton Bissell. He was married to Joyce Hunter Tipton on May 24, 1958 at Hugo, OK. He was a truck driver for many years, a service tech for Tyson Foods, and a farmer and chicken grower for Tyson for 21 years.
Bob was a huge George Jones and Merle Haggard fan. He loved dancing, singing, riding motorcycles and looking at classic cars. He was blessed with a loving and caring family, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors are, wife, Joyce Hunter Tipton of Cove, AR; daughter, Kimberly Tipton DePriest and husband Ike of Cove, AR; grandchildren, Celeste DePriest Ashcraft and husband Davy of Mena, AR, Ryan Tipton and wife Amber of Mena, AR and Dwight DePriest of Hatfield, AR; great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Carmindy and Camilla Ashcraft of Mena, AR and Starla and Skyla Tipton of Mena, AR; brother, Ted Bissell of Mena, AR; cousin, Harold Tipton of Benton, AR
He was preceded in death by, his son, Randyll Tipton, paternal grandparents who partially raised him, Leonard and Beatrice Tipton; his maternal grandparents, Norman and Maude Perry; his father, William Odell Tipton; his mother, Ilene Mazure Bissell; his brother, Charles Tipton; sister, Patti Bissell; his cousin, Bill Tipton; his mother-in-law Stella Hunter; his sister-in-law Mary Hunter Tipton.
Funeral services will be Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the Cove First Baptist Church with Bro. Ron Ladd officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Cove under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Wednesday night, May 4, 2016, at Beasley-Wood from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Danker Mize, Burt Nichols, Jasper Hartley, Rodney Hunter, Jeff Hunter, Kevin Smallwood, Danny Miner, Gary Miner.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse Dickison, Earl Ricks, Don Hovator, Donald Burk, Kenneth Jacobs, Walter Barton, Billy John Davis, T. C. Werst.
Online obituary at http://www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com/