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Melvin James Tipton

October 12, 1939 ~ October 5, 2017 (age 77)

Melvin James Tipton, age 77, of Frankton, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Community Hospital after a brief illness resulting from a fall.
He was born in Richmond on October 12, 1939, to the late  William and Elda (Morris) Tipton.   Melvin served our country in the Untied States Army.   He married Lola (Cave) Tipton on December 18, 1959 and she passed away on July 14, 2006.  Melvin was retired from Delco Remy in Anderson after 35 years of service. Following the death of Lola he married Sandra (Glawe) Tipton on November 9, 2008 and she survives.   Melvin was a member of Madison Christian Church where he was a very active member and Elder.   He enjoyed Christian Theatrical productions and was a in a play just last year.   He enjoyed woodworking and wood turning making all kinds of different items for family and friends.   In his younger years Melvin enjoyed target shooting and even participated in shooting competitions with his daughter Bonnie.      Melvin enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, and doing anything he could for his church.    
Melvin is survived by his wife, Sandra Tipton, son, Jon Tipton, daughter, Bonnie Tipton, daughter, Deborah Bush, grandchildren, Nathan Rasmussen, Tony (Amanda) Rasmussen, Heather Hoffman, Jeff Sarvis, , Brad Tipton, Jonathan  Tipton, 20 great-grandchildren, brother, Matthew (Mariellen) Tipton, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents,  first wife, Lola, and a sister Marcy Terry. 

Funeral service will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home, ,  with Pastor Donna Herring officiating. Burial will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery in Anderson where the United States Army and the Elwood V.F.W. Honor Guard Team will conduct military funeral honors. Visitation will be Monday, October 9, 2017, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, at Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Madison Christian Church through the funeral home.

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 Service Information

October 9, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home
305 Sigler St.
Frankton, Indiana 46044

Funeral Service
October 10, 2017

11:00 AM
Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home
305 Sigler St.
Frankton, Indiana 46044

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