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403 North Austin Avenue
Lamesa, TX 79331
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Raymond "Tip" Whittmore Tipton

October 10, 1927 - September 5, 2018

Funeral services for Raymond "Tip" Whittmore Tipton, 90, of Lamesa will be held Monday, September 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Second Baptist Church with Pastor Pat Githens officiating. Interment will follow in Aspermont Cemetery under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home. R.W. passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in Lamesa. He was born October 10, 1927 in Grow County, Texas to Marvin "M.W." and Velma (Fields) Tipton. R.W. married the love of his life Joyce Smith January 8, 1947 at the First Baptist Church Parsonage in Hamlin, TX. They were married for 71 years and 5 months. R.W. and Joyce lived in Andrews for 46 years and in Lamesa for 25 years. He served in the United States Navy and was a World War II Veteran. He was the Chief of Police in Andrews,Texas and retired in 1975. He then worked for Homco Oil Company for a few years. He was involved in all school activities with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved fishing and travelling cross country in his RV. R.W. is survived his children, Judy Butler and husband, Ron of Lamesa, and Tracy Tipton of Brownwood; sister, Ina Fern Rash of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Calli Ruiz and husband, Steve of Lamesa, Jamie Pierce and wife, Chalyne of Lamesa, Chris Pierce of Lamesa, Raymond Tipton and wife, Lisa of Brownwood, Eric Tipton and wife, Karrie of Brownwood, and Jared Tipton and wife, Stephanie of Brownwood; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Madisyn, Keelie, Taygan, Charlize, Chloe, Adam, Lauren, and Haley; and 4 great-great grandchildren. R.W. is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; brother, Buford "B.L" Tipton; and sister, Wynell McRae. The family suggests memorials to Wounded Warrior Project.org or Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 78517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. Please visit www.branonfuneralhome,com.

 
 


Raymond "Tip" Whittmore Tipton
October 10, 1927 - September 5, 2018
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