Raymond Tipton

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Raymond Harold Tipton, 84, formerly of Little Rock, Ark., entered into the arms of the Lord Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, at the Lutheran Home.

Beloved husband of the late Marie Williams of Hope, Ark.; loving father of Barbara (Lindell) Bast of St. Louis, Cathy (Richard) Walton of Jackson; Raymond H. (Nanci) Tipton Jr. of Edmund, Okla.; dear grandfather of 10; dear great-grandfather of four; brother-in-law; uncle; cousin; and friend.

Harold was a 1938 graduate of Little Rock High School and Little Rock Junior College. He attended many reunions over the years and always called Little Rock his home.

He served in World War II as a flight trainer, and was with Delta Airlines 37 years.

Harold loved to travel and was an accomplished pianist and painter. While residing in St. Louis 34 years he was active in his church and was dedicated to his family and many friends.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Leggett Funeral Home in Little Rock.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander, Ark.

There is no local service.

Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Red Cross.