Published 12:00 am Monday, August 31, 2009

Julius Tipton, 94, of Ironton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at a local health center. He was born March 14, 1915, in Lawrence County, the son of the late Alva B. and Cara Ward Tipton.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Stevens Tipton; five brothers, Burden (Tip) Tipton, Thomas Tipton, Wilbert Tipton, Chester Tipton and Bill Joe Tipton; and two sisters, Clara Monte and Margaret (Peg) Delawder.
Mr. Tipton was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving on the USS Orca and attended Kitts Hill and Coreyville schools. He was the owner and baker for Tipton’s Bros. Bakery for more than 60 years. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Ironton and has lived here all his life.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Fetters Tipton, whom he married July 1985; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Nancy and Jim Gillenwater of Bucyrus, and Judy and Denny Brown of North Canton; four stepsons, Anthony Fetters of Ironton, Gordon Fetters of Ironton, Harold Fetters and his wife, Cindy, of Ironton and Michael Fetters and his wife, Linda, of New York; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Sue and Dan Mooney of Ironton, and Kathy and Keith Turner of Cincinnati; three grandchildren, Brian Gillenwater and his wife, Angie, of Groveport, Michael Brown and his wife, Amy, of North Canton and Julie Clewley and her husband, Scott, of Bellbrook; six great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home with Dr. Wayne Young officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Military rites will be by VFW Post 8850 at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

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