Age: 61 Address: Burnsville, North Carolina Date of Death: Saturday, November 16, 2013 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Details: Reece B. Tipton, age 61, of Burnsville went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Briscoe Tipton and Georgia Ann Griffith Tipton. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Arnold Tipton. Reece was a loving, generous and caring man who loved reading his bible, his family and friends. He enjoyed fishing and watching TV, especially the show Lizard Lick Towing.
Surviving are his sons: Billy Tipton of Marshall and Adam Tipton of Asheville; daughters: Melissa Hudgins and husband , Mark, of Burnsville and Marrisa Bonham and husband , Jason, of Asheville; brothers: Dean Tipton and wife, Sherry, of Green Mountain, Darrell Tipton and wife, Rebecca, of Burnsville, Norman Tipton and wife, Sandy, of Green Mountain, Elmer Tipton and wife, Barbara, of Green Mountain and Elbert Tipton and wife, Jackie, of Hickory; sisters: Wanda Cannon and husband, Michael, of Burnsville, Doris Edwards of Burnsville, Helen Cannon of Burnsville and Ruth Martin and husband, John, of Spruce Pine; grandchildren: Alex, Isaac, Samantha, and Crystal Hudgins and Autumn, Brody and Elijah Tipton. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Private graveside services will be held Monday. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 19th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Rev. Joe Brown will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses. To send online condolences, please visit our website at www.yanceyfuneralservice.com.