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Kenneth ‘Ken’ Tipton, Gray

Published February 22nd, 2012 10:02 pm

“I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7
Kenneth (Ken) David Tipton, of Gray, went to be with his Lord on February 17th after a five year battle with cancer.
Ken was a North Carolina native and graduated from Tipton Hill High School in 1963. He moved to Gray in 1969 to work for Mason Dixon and was later employed by Gordon Furniture and Sara Lee. Ken was an avid outdoorsman. His hobbies were fishing, woodworking and traveling.
He was a devoted Christian and a member of Poplar Ridge Christian Church.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Farrell and Blanche Tipton; and his father-in-law, Holt Griffith.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Griffith Tipton; his daughter, Rhonda Kay Tipton Miller; his son (in law), Ron Miller; his granddaughter, Elizabeth Carol Miller, who was the joy of his life; his beloved sisters, Sue Kemp and Verna Street; brothers- and sisters-in law, Kenneth Street, Betty and Richard Morgan and Jane and Hollis Salyer; his mother-in-law, Mildred Griffith; along with many loved nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
A celebration of Ken’s life will be held on Sunday, February 26th, at 3:00 p.m. at the Poplar Ridge Christian Church in Piney Flats, TN.
The family will greet friends following the service in the Christian Life Center of the Church.
In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to the Food Pantry at Poplar Ridge Christian Church, 206 Poplar Ridge Church Road, Piney Flats TN 37686.
A family graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Green Mountain, North Carolina.