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Ralph Tipton, 82

Mr. Ralph Tipton, 82 of Mt. Vernon, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020. He was the son of the late William Arthur and Stanley Reed Tipton. He was retired from IBM Lexington and NACCO Berea and was a member of Livingston Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 30 years, Liz Tipton; his children Billy (Michelle) Tipton of Eddyville, Vickie (Gary) Howard of Harrodsburg, Leslie Tipton of Winchester, Lori Gill of Berea, Melissa (Ronnie) Owens of Somerset, and Melody (Chasity) Ware of California; his siblings, Norelyne Goodlett and William Kenneth Tipton, both of Lexington, Eldean “Peggy” Hall of Nicholasville, and Jerry (Betty) Tipton of Winchester; a daughter-in-law, Tammy Tipton of Nicholasville; 13 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Tipton; a brother, Robert “Buster” Tipton; a son-in-law, Barry Gill; sisters-in-law, Betty Tipton and Dorothy Tipton; and a great grandson, Colton Crouch.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.