Shirley Dean Tipton, 78, of Gray, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee.
She was a native of Washington County and the daughter of the late Floyd and Anna Mae Stout Tyree.
She was of Baptist faith.
Shirley enjoyed following the Atlanta Braves baseball team, the beach and loved her children and grandchildren very much.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: husband, Wiley Tipton; sister, Eula Mae Tyree Chancellor; sister, Betty Tyree Harrison; brother, Cecil Tyree.
Survivors include: son, Wiley Richard Tipton (wife, Anita) of Friendsville, TN; son, Scotty Joe Tipton (wife, Beth), of Gray, TN; son, Tony Ray Tipton (wife, Lee), of Gray, TN; son, Eric Todd Tipton (wife, Angie), of Piney Flats, TN; daughter, Kellie Lynn Grizzle (husband, Mike), of Bristol, TN; thirteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren.
The family of Shirley Dean Tipton will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, June 6, 2014, in the Morris-Baker North Chapel.
The funeral service will follow at 8:00 PM with the Pastor Brian Holloway officiating. Pallbearers will be family members.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home Saturday, June 7, 2014 by 10:30 AM to go in procession to the Monte Vista Memorial Park for 11:00 AM graveside committal service.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10001.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the Tipton family via www.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Tipton family. (423) 282-1521