KINGSPORT — Shirley Tipton Jordan, 72, Kingsport, died at home Sunday, January 8, 2012, after a battle with lung cancer.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed making quilts, housekeeping and meeting new people. Shirley was a devoted Jehovah’s Witness and a member of the Woodland Heights Congregation.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Kelly Tipton and Lillie Kinkead Tipton; sister, Beulah Kinkead; brothers, Edward (Dock) Kinkead, Charles Faye Tipton, Fred Leonard Tipton and Junior Lee Tipton.
Shirley is survived by her husband of over 50 years, John Jordan; daughters, Teresa and husband, Jerry Begley and Brenda Jordan; granddaughter, Brianne Begley and husband, Richie Wyckoff; grandsons, Andrew Begley, Adam Jordan and Jordan Tate; sisters, Myrtle Ramey and Rhonda (Bo) Hall; brothers, James Kelly Tipton, Willie Tipton; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 12, 2012, from 5-7:00 pm at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport.
Funeral services will follow at 7:00 with Mr. Robert Burpitt and Mr. Vaughn McCoy officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, January 13, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at VA Mountain Home National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Adam Jordan, Jordan Tate, Andrew Begley, Ted Douglas, Hoyt Denton and Jerry Begley.
A special thanks to all the girls at Mountain States Hospice and to Dr. Dale Solomon and his nurse, Sherry, for the wonderful care we received.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Kingsport Animal Shelter, 2141 Idle Hour Road, Kingsport, TN 37660-2609.
Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com leave an online condolence for the family.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the family of Shirley Tipton Jordan.