Military Memorial Services for Joseph F. Tipton will be at 10 a.m. today, June 26, 2018, in the Craddock Memorial Chapel with Ronnie Byrd and David Almos officiating. 

Joseph was born Sept. 10, 1949, in Gainesville, Texas, to Clark Tipton and Eloise Pearce. He passed from this life on June 23, 2018, in Oklahoma City at the age of 68. 

He graduated from Marietta High School Class of 1967, and is an Air Force Veteran. Joseph and Betty Parker married on June 7, 1968, at the Lake Murray Chapel. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping, traveling and new adventures. Joseph was a CRNA and retired from McAlester Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Joseph is survived by his wife Betty of the home; sons, Brian Tipton and wife Angela, of Weatherford, Texas, Michael Tipton of Ardmore; brothers, Robert Tipton of Duncan, John Tipton of Tulsa; grandchildren, Anthony Tipton, Joshua Tipton and Zachary Tipton.  

Memorials may be made to Hope Harbour  Children’s Home P.O. Box 1047 Claremore, OK 74018. 

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