Henry  Tipton
Henry  Tipton
Henry  Tipton
Henry  Tipton
Henry  Tipton
Henry  Tipton

Obituary of Henry Lincoln Tipton

Henry Lincoln Tipton, 94, of Girard, passed away Monday morning, January 6, 2020 at Sunrise Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Virden, IL. Henry was born on May 7, 1925 to Howerton and Nettie (Whitler) Tipton in Girard, IL. He graduated from Girard High School with the class of 1943. After high school, Henry served his county as a Corporal in the Marine Corps during WWII. During his time in the service he served in Iwo Jima, Guam, Saipan, and the Marianas Islands. Upon his return from WWII he married Lois M. Weddle on May 12, 1946 in Girard. She recently preceded him in death on November 21, 2019. Henry was a lifelong farmer in the Girard area until his retirement in 1994. He also served as a Veterinary Assistant, as well as a Macoupin County Deputy Sheriff. Henry was a member of the American Legion, National Sheriff's Association, VFW Girard Unit, Girard Sunset Lake Association member, Girard Volunteer Fire Department, Carlinville Area Hospital Board member for 20 year, Girard Band Booster, and also attended the Girard Church of the Brethren. Henry was the oldest member of the Girard High School Alumni Association. Henry is survived by his son, LT. Col. (USAF Ret.) Charles L. Tipton of Bel Air, MD; two daughters, Catherine L. Walch-Jackson of Litchfield, IL, and Barbara A. Musser of Greenville, OH; 7 grandchildren, Cheryl D. Whitman, Curtis D. Walch, Timothy D. Ferguson, Aaron T. LeCount, Emily J. Tipton, Roger B. Rudy, Benjamin R. Rudy, numerous great grandchildren, and 1 niece and 1 nephew. Henry was preceded in death by his parents; wife; 3 brothers, Elbert Harold, George Whitler, and John Beeby Tipton. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Girard, IL. Private family burial will be held Saturday with full Military Rites. Memorials are suggested to the Girard Food Pantry Online condolences can be given at www.davisandersonfuneralhome.com. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Girard is in charge of arrangements.
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Friday
10
January

Visitation 1

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, January 10, 2020
Davis-Anderson Funeral Home
226 North 3rd Street
Girard, Illinois, United States
Saturday
11
January

Service Information

10:00 am
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Girard Cemetery
Address not given
Girard, Illinois, United States

Interment Information

Girard Cemetery
Address not given
Girard, Illinois, United States