Robert Carlos Tipton
September 10, 1934 – September 2, 2020
Robert Carlos Tipton, “Pop Pop,” got his heavenly wings on September 2, 2020. Bob was born on September 10, 1934 in St. Petersburg, Florida but spent his childhood in Marathon, Florida. He graduated from Miami Military Academy when he was 15 as Valedictorian of his class. After spending a year at University of Miami, Bob joined the U.S. Navy. He served 4 years and returned to Miami to pursue the love of his life, Mary JoAnne Pierce. Bob and Jodie were married September 5, 1956 in Coconut Grove. They left the next day for Golden, Colorado where Bob attended the Colorado School of Mines. They returned to Miami in 1957 and that is when the fun really started! After they welcomed Tudi and John into their family, they moved to Winter Park, Florida where Lori was born. Bob moved the family to Tampa where the fun continued. In 1975, they moved to Jacksonville Beach, Florida and they would call it home for the next 45 years.
When Bob was not at work you would typically find him organizing a fundraiser, campaigning for his favorite conservatives, or volunteering his time between his grandkids’ schools, the community, or the First Coast Tea Party. For the last six years, his favorite activity and passion was passing out flowers from Trader Joe’s. Bob and Jodie never missed a day picking up flowers and delivering to over 40 locations at the beach between schools, city halls, retirement homes, churches, hospitals, and special requests. He cherished every day that he got to spend with his beautiful wife, Jodie!
Bob was a true patriot. He loved this country!! He believed in the Constitution (he carried a copy in his pocket daily!) and he held a steadfast belief in the promises and potential of this great Nation. He was a defender of the unborn. Jesus was his Lord and Savior and he quietly walked out his faith. He shared God’s love through his generous acts of service.
Bob was predeceased by his mother, Daisy Marie Starr, and his father, Victor Hugo Walker. He is survived by his beautiful wife, Jodie Tipton, his three children Mary Philips (Clay), John Tipton (Michelle) and Lori Crunden (Jim), 11 grandchildren Trevor (Kelly), Chris (Erin), Jonathan (Niki), Jimmy (Sam), Colin, Kelly (Clayton), Zachary, Hayden, Noah, Jill, and Luke and 12 great-grandchildren. He was a huge part of ALL their lives. He never missed a game, party, graduation, or any family gathering. He also leaves behind his niece, Debbye (Steve) Prager and a nephew, Duane (Maria) Keller who was very dear to his heart.
Bob was a remarkable husband, father, and Pop Pop and a true friend to everyone he met.
Service arrangements by HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL to be announced at a later date.
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Robert Carlos Tipton
September 11, 2020
My sincere condolences to the entire Tipton family. Bob was the very first personI met at Atria at San Pablo. He was sitting in a white rocker on the front porch; he made me feel comfortable right away. He introduced me to Feta cheese with honey and shared his homemade bread with Irish butter.. I remember his fun creation of Tea and Symphony. I so enjoyed both Jodie and Bob and send my best to Jodie.
Blessings to you all
September 9, 2020
Ron and I are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We remember what a fine neighbor he was for many years and always enjoyed his company. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched. Hugs to Jodie and all the children and grandchildren.
September 5, 2020
No words can express my sorrow. Mr. Tipton will be sorely missed. Mrs. Jodi, i am so sorry. You and your family has always made me feel like family. I miss him so much already. God bless you.