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Willis Emory “Tip” Tippin Jr.

Birth
USA
Death 11 Apr 2005 (aged 78)
Oak City, Martin County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Oak City, Martin County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 158883697 View Source
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OAK CITY - Willis Emory "Tip" Tippin, 78, died Monday, April 11, 2005.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am., Friday, April 15, at Oak City Baptist Church, with the Rev. Delmus Ayers and the Rev. Don Sharp officiating. Interment will follow in Oak City Cemetery.

Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m., today, April 14.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Oak City Baptist Church, P.O. Box 39, Oak City NC 27857 or to the Willis Tippin Educational Foundation, c/o Southern Bank, Attn. Getsy Baker, P.O. Box 388, Scotland Neck NC 27874.
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Willis Tippin, Father of Aaron Tippin, Dies in Tragic Traffic Accident

Thursday, April 14 2005 @ 09:50 PM EDT

Contributed by: ACstaff

Press Releases Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Aaron Tippin, whose father, Willis Tippin, was killed in an unfortunate traffic accident in Martin County, North Carolina this past Monday.

Willis Tippins truck crashed into a logging truck. Willis Emory "Tip" Tippin celebrated his 78th birthday on Monday, April 11, 2005. He was killed on Monday, April 11, 2005.

Aaron describes his dad and his relationship with him: My dad was the oak tree of the Tippin family. He never wavered when it came to his values and morals, his respect for all mankind, and his love and care for his family.

His character and integrity remained constant that you could count on. He taught me to have respect for all individuals, irregardless of where they came from or what they did.

He taught me that each person has a purpose and place in life. He taught me to stand for something; to stand for what I believe in. He has supported me in every occupation and direction.

Willis Tippin is reflective of the description of father. Willis Tippin was also my friend and trusted confidant.

Willis Tippin trained Aaron to be a pilot. When Aaron made his decision to depart from the aviation field to become a country music singer, his dad supported Aaron without hesitation.

Aarons fathers words were Well if you want to sing country music, then you better pack your bags and head to Nashville, says Aaron. Willis Tippin attended every one of his sons concerts that he could.

Visitation is scheduled for this afternoon between 7-8:30PM at the Letchworth Funeral Home
101 W. 7th Street
Scotland Neck, NC 27874.
Tel. No. is 252.826.2035

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 15, @ 11:00AM
Oak City Baptist Church
Oak City, NC 27857

Willis Tippin has five children, fourteen grand children and five great grand children. He took pride to personally participate in the education of his grandchildren including home schooling.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the educational foundation established by Willis Tippin specifically for the benefit and continued education of his grandchildren: Willis Tippin Educational Foundation c/o Getsy Baker @ Southern Bank P.O. Box 388, Scotland Neck, NC 27874


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