Dateline: July 5, 2007

Herman Lewis Tipton
, age 95, died Thursday, June 28, 2007, in Benbrook.

Graveside services with Masonic Rites were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Alanreed Cemetery in Alanreed with Larry Hicks, Worshipful Master of Clarendon Lodge #700, officiating. Burial was arranged by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Mr. Tipton was born on August 4, 1911, in Mahl, Nacadoches County, to Irvin and Lucinda Smelly Tipton. He married Hattie Lorene Terbush on February 1, 1934, at Clarendon. He served his country in World War II with the US Army. He was employed by Allis-Chalmers for many years and was in the Civil Service prior to his retirement. After retiring, he owned and operated a gun shop in Clarendon for several years. He had served as the mayor of Howardwick for a period of time and had lived in the Metroplex since 1981. He had been a resident of Donley County and of Arkansas.

He was a member of Clarendon Lodge #700 for 60 years. He had also been a Shriner for more than 25 years. He was a Methodist.

Mr. Tipton was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on August 7, 1989; and one son, Leslie Tipton on July 28, 1996.

He is survived by one son, Richard Tipton of Houston; a daughter, Shirley Joyce of Ft. Worth; one sister, Dorothy Bramblett of Ft. Worth; seven grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and six great, great grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be to the Donley County Senior Citizens Association.




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