Thomas Jefferson Tippett
September 20, 1942 – April 7, 2018
Thomas Jefferson Tippett, 75, passed away at 6:20 am on Saturday April 7, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon.
He was born on September 20, 1942 the son of the late Richard Lewis and Mary Ellen (Ruff) Tippett.
He married Janet Ann Keen on September 13, 1968 in Fairview Heights. She Survives.
Thomas was a proud veteran of the United States Army, as well as the owner of Tippett Feed Company in Collinsville. He had a love for Golfing, having built a 9 acre golf course by hand in his own back yard. He also enjoyed horse racing, having trained horses at the old Cahokia Downs race track and the Fairmont Park race track. To his family and friends he will always be known as a great story teller, never knowing if he was joking or being serious, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, Janet, he is survived by four children Terri (Rick) Klotz of Belleville, IL, Christine (Rick) Forbes of Edwardsville, IL, Monica (Eric) Foster of Chaska, MN , and Richard (Lori) Tippett of O’Fallon, IL; four grandchildren Matthew Klotz, David Baker-Foster, Madison Tippett, and Alexa Tippett; four siblings Robert Tippett, Ellen (William) Beebe, Catherine Piazza, and Delia (Jerry) Schindler.
In addition to his parents Richard and Mary, he was preceded in death by three siblings Richard Tippett, Jean Alice Bynum, and Mary Tippett.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday April 11, 2018 from 10 am until the time of the memorial service at noon at Lake View Funeral Home in Fairview Heights, IL.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
- Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
- Memorial Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Thomas Jefferson Tippett
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April 11, 2018
Sending love and condolences from the Thunell's. Your dad was a funny, amazing, kind, understanding role model for me. With your mom, he raised beautiful, thoughtful, caring kids. Wish we could be there to love on you today. He always had time for a story, what a great man!
Please know we are thinking about and praying for your family during this difficult time.
Love the Thunells,
Shaun, Jenn, Delaney, & Owen
April 9, 2018
To the entire Tippett family we are all so sorry about Tom. May you cherish the memories you have all had together!
Sending thoughts and prayers your way!
Homer and Helen Simmons
Fred Simmons and Family
Helen Sue Watt and Family
Kathy Duckworth and Family
Joe & Lynette (Bradshaw) Blum
April 8, 2018
I'm very sorry to read Tom has passed away. I had not seen him in many years but, used to see him every morning on my way, walking to school at webster....I would cut through the feed company and see Tom, he was always nice to me. My family had lab's growing up, we bought their food from Tom for many years. I lived at 625 w. clay. I'm almost 52, so that's been a few years ago.
Prayers, for his wife and family in the coming days......I'm certain he will be missed.
My sincere condolences,