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Don E Tipsword

Don E Tipsword

Donald Tipsword 

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DONALD "TIP" "DON" E. TIPSWORD

LIBERTY HILL, TX. — Don age 66 of Liberty Hill, Texas passed away Friday morning April 28, 2017 at the home of his son surrounded by family and friends after losing his battle with cancer. In the words of Tip himself, 'his warranty ran out!'

Born February 9, 1951 in Alton, Illinois to Grover and Josephine (Schetter) Tipsword who preceded him in death. He graduated from Alton High School & Ranken Technical College. Tip married Linda Jones in November 1973 and though divorced she remained close through many trials and tribulations.

Tip was an avid motorcycle rider who was skilled in many crafts. He was a welder, mechanic, auto body man who could sew anything out of leather. He was an excellent cook and could feed an army with relative ease. His generous spirit will be missed by all who loved him.

Don is survived by his son Bobby Tipsword & his wife Melissa of Liberty Hill, grandson Jett and granddaughter Addie along with special grandson Bryan and ex-wife Linda. In addition, Don is survived by sisters Carol Shelton, and Joyce (Allen) Oertel along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and aunts. Don was also preceded in death by step-son Jeff and brother Grover Joe.

Funeral arrangements are pending in Liberty Hill.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions will be used to offset funeral expenses. Contributions may be sent to his son or sisters.

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05/06/17 06:53 AM #1    

Greg C Gutierrez

i remember drinking his homemade beer in the pit, it was nasty but several of us drank it,he rode a motorcycle which he had to make his own repairs wore a black leather jacket he was a good guy, never seen him after school.


05/06/17 09:53 AM #2    

Moreland Gaddis (Gaddis)

Don lived in my childhood neighborhood of Twelfth Street and Lincoln School in Alton, and he played with all of us kids.  He was outgoing then and seems to have carried that trait into adulthood.  I am sorry for the family's great loss.

Moreland Gaddis


05/08/17 07:57 AM #3    

Allen K Schroeder

As in many high school friendships people drift apart along with distance. Since my wedding in '73 I kinda lost contact with Tip as I was serving from Germany to Hawaii and in between. Friends from Alton and his mom kept me  posted on his whereabouts and life. Caught up with him in Alton when we were there for a reunion. Then heard he had gone back to Texas. And now I hear of the loss.   RIP my brother!


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