Jimmy Tippett

Jimmy Rodger Tippett

Monday, February 22nd, 1937 - Monday, March 9th, 2020
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Jimmy Rodger Tippett, 83, of Franklin, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020.

Born in Macon Co, he was the son of the late John Dee Tippett and Inez Morgan Tippett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Coleman Tippett. Jimmy loved fox hunting, bowling, mowing his grass, racing cars and loved his grandkids and family immensely. He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church and attended Watauga Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Laverne Young Tippett; his daughter, Kim Tippett Wilson of Franklin; two sisters, Carolyn Hixon and Glenda Gladwell both of Franklin; five grandchildren, Brittany Mashburn (Clinton), Brooke Keener (BJ), Morgan Wilson, Matthew Wilson and John Wilson; four great grandchildren, Kiley Mashburn, Rowen Keener, Kole Mashburn and Mason Mashburn; one nephew and three nieces.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 11th in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Roy Lowe, Rev. Morris Tippett and Rev. Wesley Price will officiate. Burial will be in the Watauga Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 pm, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Clinton Mashburn, BJ Keener, Matthew Wilson, John Wilson, Paul Kinsland and Dale Young.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Sloan Wilson, Ray Sanders, Max Gladwell, Troy Ledford, Alvin Johnson, Doyle Young and great grandsons, Rowen Keener and Kole Mashburn.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Macon Funeral Home
    261 Iotla Street
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
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  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 2:00pm
    Macon Funeral Home
    261 Iotla Street
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 |
    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
    Watauga Baptist Church Cemetery
    658 Watauga Church Road
    Franklin, NC 28734
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