June 19, 1942 ~ October 9, 2022

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Tommy Lewis Tipton, 80, died on Sunday, October 9, 2022.

A native of Buncombe Co., Tommy was a son of the late Charlie and Delano Henderson Tipton. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Cordilou Snuffer, Patsy Roberts; and brothers, Charles, William, Doug and Mike Tipton.

Mr. Tipton worked as a home builder for 25 years before eventually going into the grading business. He also farmed and raised tobacco and cattle.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Judy M. Tipton; and son, Tommy K. Tipton.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday at Turkey Creek Baptist Church. Pastor Mark Caldwell and the Rev. Ricky Townsend will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

His family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service beginning at 2:00 p.m.

His family would like to express their thanks to the staff of the CarePartners Solace Center for the excellent care and compassion shown to Tommy.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

Services

Visitation: October 13, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Turkey Creek Baptist Church
2206 Bear Creek Road
Leicester, NC 28748

(828)252-3535

Funeral Service: October 13, 2022 3:00 pm

Turkey Creek Baptist Church
2206 Bear Creek Road
Leicester, NC 28748

(828)252-3535

Burial: October 13, 2022 4:00 pm

Turkey Creek Baptist Church
2206 Bear Creek Road
Leicester, NC 28748

(828)252-3535

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

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

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

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  1. Uncle Tommy you will be missed. I always loved having Christmas get togethers at your home. You are the one who turned me on to NASCAR and I loved watching the race with you. You are forever in my heart! Rest easy Uncle Tommy.

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  2. Uncle Tommy, I haven’t seen you in year (that’s my fault), however, I thought about you and Aunt Judy a lot. I still remember how loving you were to me and oh how I love hearing you laugh. I remember on some Sunday afternoons, when there was a big race was going on, we (dad, mom, Tina and I) coming to your house and watching the race. It was such a great time. You will be missed!!! Aunt Judy and Kevin, my heart goes out to you and please know I have you both lifted up in my prayers that I know our GOD will comfort you during this time. Much Love to you both!

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  3. Kevin, So sorry to hear about your Dad. He always was fun and so nice to be around. Keeping you and your Mom in our prayers and thoughts. Doug

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  4. Tommy was the last of the Tipton family to die. He was the best brother-in-law ever he looked after all of the in-laws left. He was always there for his Family being a devoted husband, father ,brother an friend to all. He will surley b. Now he is in Heaven with his Materinal Family. When you wont to feel his presence just remember he is just a praye away. your loving sister-in-law. May you rest in PIECE.

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