Joel Warren Tippett, age 67, of 3529 Tom Hunt Road, died Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Duke Medical Center. A native of Granville County, he was the son of the late Joe Peace and Farris Bragg Tippett. Mr. Tippett was a member of Banks United Methodist Church and was a retired employee of Burlington Industries. He was an avid NASCAR fan, dedicated Duke fan, a skilled horseshoe pitcher and a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Cliff Wall. Burial will follow in Banks United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Joanne Hight Tippett; his son, Curtis Warren Tippett Beverly of Oxford; a sister, Lucille T. Dixon of Oxford and granddaughters Natalie and Sydney Tippett of Oxford. He was preceded in death by a son, Jason Edward Tippett.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Banks United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Building fund, c/o Jean Watkins, 3608 Brassfield Road, Creedmoor, NC 27522 or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M. Monday, January 17, 2011 at the funeral home and other times at the home.
Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home is assisting the Tippett family. For online condolences, go to www.hallwynne.com and select obituaries.