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Cecil E. Tipton

February 21, 1940 ~ March 2, 2019 (age 79)

Cecil E. Tipton, 79, East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 2, 2019.


A longtime resident of East Ridge, Mr. Tipton was former Owner of G.T. Carpet and also had an appliance co. on Hwy. 41 for many years.   He was a member of Midway Baptist Church, a veteran of the US Army and Army Reserves.


Cecil always looked forward to playing bingo.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Tipton; daughter, Yvette Tipton;  and sister, Peggy Morrow.


Survivors are his daughters,  Tina (Wayne) Parker, Tunnel Hill, GA., Rebecca Skipper, Chickamauga,  Gina (Maeghan) Tipton-Ottinger, East Ridge,  son, Steve (JoAnn) Bennington, East Ridge;   sisters, Elaine (Thell) Forgey, Ooltewah,  Judy (Gary) Rhudy and Marie (Bob) McAllister both of Ringgold;  brothers, Kenny Tipton, Hixson,  Steve Tipton and Jimmy (Dot) Tipton, both of Chattanooga;  8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.


Services will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at 1 PM in the funeral home chapel. Entombment will follow at Hamilton Memorial gardens. Grandsons will be serving as pallbearers.


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The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 5 from 11-1 PM at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.

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