Ronald J. Tipton
December 15, 1938 – May 23, 2019
Ronald "Papa" "Tippy" Joseph Tipton, 80, of Jacksonville passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Onslow Memorial Hospital. Ronald proudly served his country in the USMC for over 22 years when he retired as an MGySgt. He served in Vietnam where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was also a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather. Ronald was an avid golfer who could always be found on the Paradise Golf course on base. He will be remembered as a man who never met a stranger and as a person who was full of life. He is survived by his loving wife, Geralda “Andi” Tipton, son, Stephen Charles Tipton (Susan Lane) of Italy, daughter, Cindy Gerald (Pierre) of Fisherville, KY, grandchildren, Kelsey Lynn Gradus, Abbie Lynn Wiggs, Brandon Tipton, Nicholas Tipton, and great grandchild Hadley Fose. A graveside service will be held at 10:00am Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
- Celebration of Life Tuesday, May 28, 2019