Bobby Jack Tipton

Published 8:26 am Monday, February 6, 2017

Bobby Jack Tipton, 82, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Hermitage Health Center, Elizabethton, following a brief illness.
A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Luther Tipton and Mary Boone Tipton Andrews. Mr. Tipton was Senior Vice-President of Carter County Bank in Roan Mountain for 40 years. He also served on the Advisory Board for Carter County Bank. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain. Mr. Tipton enjoyed University of TN football and all local sports. He also enjoyed visiting with the people of his community.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Carolyn Tipton, of the home; two sons, Martin Tipton and Ryan Tipton and wife Michelle, all of Roan Mountain; seven grandchildren, Michael James Tipton, Matthew Martin Tipton, Marina Tipton, Lillian Noel Tipton, Mackenzie Tipton, Luke Tipton and Haley Tipton; four great-grandchildren, Waylon Goad, Rayna Goad, Kyrin Goad and Keylon Goad; and a sister, Lynnann Julian and husband Ronnie of North Carolina. A niece, Angie Shearer and husband Jason, and two nephews, Zachary Shearer and Johnathon Shearer, also survive.
A funeral service to honor the life of Bobby Jack Tipton will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 5, in the Rhododendron Chapel, Roan Mountain, with Rev. Geren Street officiating. The Eulogy will be given by Mr. Bill Greene. The family will receive friends at the Rhododendron Chapel from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Interment will follow the funeral service in the Johnson-Roanview Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Julian, Harvey Buck, Don Birchfield, his many other numerous friends and former and current employees and the Board of Directors of Carter County Bank. The family would like to express a special thank you to Hermitage Health Center and Helen Keller and to Sycamore Springs Senior Living Center for their care to the family. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Second Harvest Food Bank, 127 Dillon Court, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Tipton family. Office (423) 543-5544.

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