William "Bill" TiptonMarch 25, 1930 ~ October 11, 2017 (age 87)
William "Bill" Tipton, age 87, of Nashville, Ohio passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at LifeCare Hospice, Wooster, Ohio.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, Ohio with Pastor Dan Kirtlan officiating. Burial will take place in Nashville Cemetery, with military rites being conducted by the Killbuck VFW. Friends may call two hours prior to the services on Sunday at the funeral home. A Masonic service will start at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, conducted by West Salem Lodge #398. Those wishing to share a memory or make online condolences may do so by visiting www.alexanderfhinc.com.
In lieu of flowers family suggests that memorial contributions be made to LifeCare Hospice or to the Wayne County Humane Society.
Bill was born March 25, 1930 in Millersburg, Ohio and was the son of Don and Helen (Smetzer) Tipton. He married Marcella Hay and she preceded him in death on September 11, 1990.
Bill was a graduate of Nashville High School. He worked construction, worked for the Wayne County Highway Department and was a Highway Superintendent for the State of Ohio. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the US Army. He was a member of the West Salem Masonic Lodge, the Legion, and the VFW. He enjoyed coon hunting, pheasant hunting, trapshooting and square dancing in his younger days. He loved riding horses, barrel racing, listening to country western music and enjoyed his many trips to the Grand Ole Opry.
He is survived by one daughter, Candy Derflinger of Wooster, Ohio; a sister, Carol (Fred) Lint of Leesburg, Florida; nieces; nephews; and his best buddy, K9 Sarge. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marcella; his brother, Richard "Dick" Tipton and son-in-law, Jack Derflinger.
The family wishes to express a heartfelt "Thank You" to LifeCare Hospice; and to good friends and care takers, Harry Young, Diane Allison and Dot Crane for all the love and support that was given.