Charles William Tipton
AUGUST 1, 1940 – OCTOBER 11, 2022
Charles W. Tipton, 82, Greencastle, Indiana, passed away Oct.11, 2022, at the Putnam Co. Hospital in Greencastle, IN.
He was born June 1, 1940 in Anderson, Indiana to Elvenia M. Reinhardt Tipton and Thomas Verlie Tipton.
He lived in Anderson, Chesterfield, and Daleville and from Feb. 1982 until March 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He then returned to Anderson and lived there until Nov. 1997 when he & his wife, Barbara, moved to Lady Lake, FL and Ocala, FL. He moved back to Indiana in Jan. 2005.
Charles graduated from Lindbergh School in 1954 and Anderson High School in 1958. He also attended Indiana Business College in 1959. He was a 1988 graduate of Indiana University at Kokomo.
He worked at A&P Supermarket from 1954 to 1962, where he also was union steward and served on the Board of Directors for Local 1441 Retail Clerks Association at the age of 19. He was employed by Delco Remy in 1962 and worked in Plants 3, 7, 10, 11, 17, 19, & 20, on utility, production, and stock chaser. He also worked in the Production Control Office in Plant 20 and the Technical Training Center in Plant 1. He served on the United Way committee and as tour guide in Plant 20. He retired in 1993. Charles entered the Army in 1963 and was honorably discharged in 1966 with the rank of Corporal.
He was a member of American Legion, past member of the Moose Lodge in Greencastle, Eagles Lodge in Plainfield and Anderson, and was a past member of Travelers Protection Association, Independent Insurance Agents Association, and I.U. Alumni Association & Varsity Club.
Charles married Barbara Lynne Riggs, March 25, 1979 and is survived by her. Also surviving are stepdaughters Stacy Lowe (husband Chris) of Reelsville, IN, Cherri Enea (husband Jim) of Fishers IN, stepson Jay Riggs (wife Julayne) of Queen Creek, AZ; granddaughters Christina Bloch Rodefelt (spouse Jennifer Rodefelt) of Fishers, IN, Aubrey Riggs,, Queen Creek, AZ, Chelsea Seal (husband Brad), Britani Enea; grandson Parker Riggs; great grandsons Brayden Vaughn, Ezra Enea, & Hudson Seal; great-granddaughter Savannah Seal; sister Diane Surber of Anderson IN, brother Robert Tipton of Georgia, ( wife Peggy); niece Tamara Mink (husband Charles) of Lexington, KY; 3 nephews; also several cousins and families, of Cullman, AL.
Preceding him in death were his parents Elvenia M. Tipton in 1989 and Thomas Verlie Tipton in 1967; brother Thomas L. Tipton, sister Helen Marie Martin.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. The family will be asking friends and family to share their favorite memories of Charles. Interment will follow with military rites at the Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Tipton family.