February 20, 1940 ~ August 1, 2020

Born in: Big Stone Gap, VA
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Sergeant First Class Burley Joe Tipton (SFC)(US Army Ret.), 80, died on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at the Charles George VA Medical Center.

A native of Big Stone Gap, VA, Burley was a son of the late Thomas Franklin and Grace Canter Tipton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nadine Tipton; sisters, Elizabeth T. Holland, Rachel T. Charles, and Ella “Sue” T. Banks; and brother, Robert Tipton.

Mr. Tipton proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and National Guard. Additionally, he retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a Letter Carrier.

He is survived by his son, Ricky A. Tipton and wife Chris; sister, Sandra Slagle; brothers, Jerry Tipton and Richard Tipton; and grandchildren, Kayla and Jacob Tipton.

A private funeral service with military honors for Mr. Tipton will be held on Tuesday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. Pastor Jody Halstead will officiate. Interment will follow at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain.

The family would like to thank the staffs of Harmony at Reynolds Mountain Assisted Living and the Charles George VA Valor Hospice for the care and compassion they provided.

Memorials may be made to Veterans Restoration Quarters, 1329 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

Services

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Private Service:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Private Burial:

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711

828-252-3535

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  1. Kayla,

    You and your family remain in our prayers during this difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Mercy Urgent Care Leadership Team

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  2. Rick & Family,
    So sorry to hear of your father’s death. Please accept my condolences and I will be praying for you and your family to have a Heaven supplied peace and comfort during this difficult time. God Bless.

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  3. Our deepest condolences to the Tipton Family! Your Gannett Fleming family has you in our thoughts and prayers! May God continue to bless you during this difficult time.

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  4. Rick, Chris and family,
    Sorry to hear about your loss – it’s never easy to lose a parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless you –
    Sherri & Tyler McKinney

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  5. Rick, Chris and family,
    Sorry to hear about your loss – it’s never easy to lose a parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless you –
    Sherri & Tyler McKinney

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  6. You will always be in our hearts. We will remember the good times we shared with you and Aunt Nadine.
    Love Always!!

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  7. He willed be missed so very much by all of us at Harmony 🙏🏻 Please except our condolences and prayers.

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