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Donald W. Tipton, Jr.
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Donald Wilbert Tipton, Jr., 79, of Ridgeley, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at home.

Born March 8, 1939 in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Donald Wilbert Tipton, Sr. and Moleta May (Fisher) Tipton.

Don had served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1961, having been an aircraft mechanic.

He worked as a diesel mechanic for Ryder Rental, which provided services for Kelly-Springfield.

He was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Parish-SS. Peter & Paul Shrine; Council #586, Knights of Columbus; 4th. degree, Past Faithful Navigator, K of C; Teamsters, Local #453; and, lifetime member of the Cumberland Outdoor Club.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn (Corwell) Tipton; two children, Melissa James and husband Jeffrey, and Donald W. Tipton, III; three grandchildren, Joshua James and Shari Beavers, Nathan James, and Ashley James and Mike McCullough; great grandchildren, Greysen McCullough, Adlynn McCullough, Kamryn James, and Brayden James; a sister, Donna Robinson and husband Charles; sister-in-law, Margie Hamilton; and, several nieces and nephews, including Cindy Ann Corwell.

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Tuesday from 6-9 PM.

Following visitation, Mr. Tipton will be cremated.


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