Roger Lee Tipton Sr.

May 30, 1939 - October 18, 2013

05/30/1939 - 10/18/2013

Tipton, Roger L. Sr. 74, of Bellaire, Ohio died Friday October 18, 2013 at his home.

Roger was born May 30, 1939 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of the late Fred and Thelma Steiner Tipton Jennings.

He was owner of Roger L. Tipton and Sons Sanitation of Bellaire. He was a member of Brooks Run United Methodist Church, was a 1957 graduate of Bellaire High School, served two years active duty in the Army and two years with the Army Reserve, He was a member of the American Legion Post #52, the VFW Post #626, and the Eagles all of Bellaire, and served twenty plus years as a Pultney Township Trustee.

Preceding him in death was a sister Shirley Trigg.

Surviving is his wife, Esther Harford Tipton, two sons, Roger L. Tipton Jr. of Bellaire, OH and Nolan Laurel Tipton of Alden, NY, a sister, Karen Jennings of Bridgeport, OH, 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received Friday from 2-4p.m. & 6-8p.m. at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio where funeral services will be held at Saturday with Pastor Larry Helms officiating.

Burial follows in Holly Memorial Gardens Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

Belmont County Council of the American Legion will conduct Military Honors at 10:45a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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JoAnn Ghent
8 years ago

A very kind man whenever I spoke to him God’s blessing to the family.

Dora M {D'Alessandro} Booth
8 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. I have many childhood memories of our families that will be with me forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Barbara {Morris} Russell
8 years ago

Karen, So sorry for your loss, of your brother. My thoughts and Prayers are with you.

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
8 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, may your memories of Roger Lee Tipton Sr give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is done. I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

Roger Lee Tipton Sr is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Sharlein Clark Cooper
8 years ago

My condolences to Roger, Nolan and your families. I have many memories of Roger from Belmont Resources. RIP in Roger

Mary Jo Wallace
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless you all.

Steve & Linda Bodor
8 years ago

Our condolences for a good man and blessings to his family.

Dallas Gray
8 years ago

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss, may God continue to provide you with strength during this very difficult time.

Judy HannanGerdau
8 years ago

So very sorry you lost the love of your life Ester. You will be together again some day. I am praying for you and your family. God will see you through this my friend..

The Doty Family
8 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the Tipton family.

Brenda Kotera
8 years ago

Sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. He and my dad, Sylvan Angus, were good friends. They loved their hunting and fishing trips. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Caleb Witchey
8 years ago

Sympathy to the family always felt a chuckle when he was talking and always remember common sence answers to most things i remember him in my youth and till this day no joke when i see a cigar of any kind the first person i think is Roger i rember how proud he was of Roger and his family never forget the quick wit god bless

Sandy Trigg-Tarbet
8 years ago

Thinking of the entire family and praying for peace and God’s love to be with you. Roger was a funny man and he made me laugh whenever we had a time to talk. You have a lot of great memories; keep them safe in your hearts.

Tammy LeMasters Gross
8 years ago

Tipton Family,

May God bless and comfort you all. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve and Tammy Gross

Carol Prince Myers
8 years ago

To the Tipton Family. Ester and sons. I am so sorry for your loss. I also lost my husband in 2010. My blessings are with you and your sons. God Bless Carol Prince.

John & Vicki Hawkins
8 years ago

We were so sorry to read about Roger’s passing. I know my foster parents Dave & Irene VanCuren thought the world of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We pray that God gives you comfort and strength during this time of sorrow. Take Care.