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 Darrell Tipton

Darrell Tipton

Erwin, Unicoi County, Tennessee, USA
Death 6 Mar 2010
Erwin, Unicoi County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 49448048 · View Source
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Darrell Tipton - ERWIN
Darrell Tipton, age 58, of 549 Holston Avenue, Erwin, went to be with the Lord March 6, 2010.

He was a native of Erwin, and a son of the late Page Tipton and Bessie Pauline Mullins Tipton. Darrell was of the Christian faith. He was a sports fan who loved football and auto racing. Darrell loved old western movies, Clint Eastwood, and was a collector of John Wayne memorabilia.

Survivors include: One daughter, Michelle Lynn Tipton of Johnson City; Two loving brothers, Denton and Michael Tipton, both of Erwin; Two loving sisters, Nora King and husband Larry of Unicoi, Brenda Casey and husband Ronald of Erwin; Three nephews Johnathan Tipton of San Diego, California, Christopher and Patrick Tipton, both of Erwin.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the Erwin Health Care Center and staff that provided so much care and love for Darrell during his illness. A special thank you to Karen Harrison and the nurses at Caris Hospice Care for all their love and care for him and the family, and also to Pastor Jack Davis for his visits and prayers at the Erwin Health Care Center, along with the other ministers that visited Darrell, we will be forever grateful. Thank you to his long-time oncologist, Dr. Stephen J. Smith, Dr. Kyle Colvett, Kim Pratt, Dr.Carmen Garcia, Dr. Joseph Bieberly, all the nurses and workers at the former Cancer Outreach and very special chemo nurse, Patti.

Darrell fought a courageous battle of two years with cancer, and he would like all cancer survivors to live by his motto, "Live Strong." His wish was to be cremated.

Contribution in celebration of his life can be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Our loving brother, your memory and love will live in our hearts for eternity. A memorial service for Darrell will be held at a later date.

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is in charge of the arrangements. 423-743-1380.


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  • Added: 9 Mar 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Darrell Tipton (unknown–6 Mar 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49448048, ; Maintained by Judy (contributor 47048823) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.