Age: 65 Address: Burnsville, North Carolina Date of Death: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Details: Ronnie L. Tipton of the Mine Fork Community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 18th at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.
A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Leonard and Fern McCurry Tipton. Ronnie enjoyed restoring old cars, watch round track racing, reading, farming tobacco and driving a dump truck. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed.
Surviving is his loving wife of 46 years, Sandy Grinestaff Tipton; his sons: Ronnie Tipton, Jr. and his wife, Mary Beth and Scott Tipton all of Burnsville; sisters: Diane Banks and husband, Bud, of Erwin, TN, Darlene Wise and husband, Mike, of Bakersville and Carolyn Elkins and husband, Gerald, of Burnsville; brothers: Paul Tipton and wife, Nancy and Roger Tipton and wife, Maxine, all of Burnsville; grandchildren: Candace, Lucas, Jayden and Kaleb Tipton.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 22nd in Ridge View Presbyterian Church. Rev. Lawrence Grindstaff will officiate. Burial will follow in the McCurry Cemetery on Mine Fork. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Friday, March 21st in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.
Memorial donations may be made in Ronnie’s memory to Gideons International, PO Box 264, Burnsville, NC 28714.