B. J. 'Tip' Tipton

Dec. 19, 2012 @ 12:27 AM

B. J. “Tip” Tipton, 88, of Seymour, passed away Monday, December 17, 2012. He retired from Mack Truck in 1990. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and served as Past Master of the Sevier Lodge #334, and also, a member for 50 years,

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Elizabeth Tipton; son, Roger Dean; parents, Glenn & Carrie Gossett Tipton; and brothers, Jack and Ernest Tipton.

Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Twitty and husband Phil, Anita Martin and husband Herb; grandchildren, Ashlee and Jarrett Martin; sister, Wanda McCrosky and husband Johnny; brother, Ray Tipton and wife Ruth; step grandchildren and families.

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to Grace Baptist Church General Fund, 113 Smothers Road, Seymour, TN 37865 or Sevier Masonic Lodge #334, 12710 Chapoman Hwy, Seymour, TN 37865.

Funeral Service 7 p.m. Wednesday in Atchley’s Seymour Chapel with Rev. C.M. Kelly officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday in Chilhowee Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN (865-577-2807).