James Lowery Tipton
EDNA — James Lowery Tipton
J.L. “Tip” Tipton, of Edna, passed away, on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at the age of 96. He was born in Jackson County on May 8, 1924, to the late Louis S. Tipton and Gertrude Lowery Tipton. He has been a life long resident of Jackson County. He married Nancy L. Newport on December 16, 1975.
Tip was a member of the First Baptist Church of Edna, Exxon-Mobil Annuitant Club, and American Legion Post 0346. Tip served several years on the Memory Gardens Cemetery Board. He served his country during World War II in the Pacific theater for 20 months in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Mobil Corporation where he was employed from July 1946 to April 1985. He started work as a Petroleum Engineer Assistant and retired as the Gulf Coast Area Producing Manager in Houston.
During his retirement he enjoyed traveling, hunting, and fishing in Colorado. Tip loved gardening and being with his friends and family.
Tip is survived by his daughter, Dorothy Ann McKinney; son, Louis R. Tipton (Linda); grandchildren, Kelly Tipton Boredelon, Brian Tipton, and Adam Tipton; nephews, John L. Tipton (Pattie) and Richard A. Tipton; and twelve great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nancy Tipton; brother Edward Tipton; and son-in-law, Robert McKinney.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Oaklawn Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will begin at 2:00 pm in the Oaklawn Funeral Home Chapel in Edna. Burial will follow at the Memory Gardens Cemetery of Edna.
Memorials may be made in Tip’s name to First Baptist Church of Edna or donor’s choice.
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