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Carl Grant Tipton, Russell Springs, KY, formerly of Dunnville, KY (1944-2018)

His life began in Powell County, and included phases in Fayette, Casey, and Russell Counties, KY. He was an outstanding athlete, a patriotic American who served proudly during the Vietnam War. He had a career in the plumbing business, and owned his own successful plumbing business. In retirement, he moved to Dunnville, KY. Throughout his life, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, dirt track racing and being on the lake, in his pontoon, with his family and friends. His final resting place will be in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
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Carl Grant Tipton, 73, of Russell Springs, formerly of Dunnville, KY, departed from this life on July 27, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The family will receive friends 5pm-9pmCT/6pm-9pmET, on Monday, July 30, 2018 and from 8am-10amCT/9am-11amET, Tuesday July 31, 2018 at the McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY. The graveside service will be held in Jessamine County, KY, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, 6614 Danville Road, Nicholasville, KY, at 11:30amCT/12:30pmET, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, Pastor Reggie Tipton officiating.vThere will not be a processional from the funeral home, so family and friends are welcomed to meet at Camp Nelson for the graveside service.

Carl Grant Tipton, Russell Springs, KY (1944-2018)

Born on October 7, 1944, in Powell County, KY, he was a son of the late Hubert & Attie Rodgers Tipton. He died July 27, 2018, in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, at the age of 73 years, nine months, and 20 days.

Carl moved to Lexington in his early teenage years with his family where he played basketball for Lexington Junior High School and football for Henry Clay High School. Soon afterward, he felt compelled to join the Army during the Vietnam war and ended up faithfully serving two tours before receiving an honorable discharge from the military.

After his military service was over he worked as a licensed plumber for a few years and later started his own business, which was called Tipton's Roofing Company. He successfully ran this company for many years until he retired and moved to Dunnville, KY in 1991. Throughout his life, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, dirt track racing and being on the lake, in his pontoon, with his family and friends. Carl was an avid bowler for many years, until he was diagnosed with cancer, and accomplished bowling 2 perfect, ABC sanctioned, 300 games as an amateur bowler.

He is survived by:
  • His sons - Reggie (Ashley) Tipton of Windsor, KY; Kevin Tipton of Paris, KY; and Roger Barber of Lexington, KY

  • Nine grandchildren - Brandon Tipton, Brittney Barber, Maranda Barber, Brandy (Abi) Garcia Dominguez, Owen, Evan, Attyson Kate, Anslee and Avery Tipton

  • Three great-grandchildren

  • His former wife of 30 years - Glenna "Jody" Tipton of Lexington, KY, to whom who he was married for more than 30 years of his life

  • His girlfriend Pam Cummings of Russell Springs, KY, and all of her children and grand-children, whom he loved dearly
In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by four brothers, Lenille, Roland and Johnny Meadows and Hubert Tipton Jr.; and two sisters, Lorene Meadows and Ann McKay; and one daughter-in-law Sherry Barber.

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McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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Carl Grant Tipton, Russell Springs, KY, formerly of Dunnville, KY (1944-2018)

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Carl Grant Tipton, Russell Springs, KY, formerly of Dunnville, KY (1944-2018)

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