Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN


Robert Lewis Tipton

May 7, 1951February 17, 2020

Robert (Bobby) Lewis Tipton 68 of Knoxville departed this life Monday February 17, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Bobby was owner of Tipton Construction Co, a master plumber, licensed contractor and youngest member in the history of local 102 Steamfitters Union. He was an avid car enthusiast and loved everything NASCAR. Bobby was an incredibly gifted man who could take apart and put together anything and improve it in the process. Bobby was a beloved, well known contractor who left a legacy of his building expertise throughout the Knoxville area. He was preceded in death by parents, Jim and Irene Tipton. Bobby is survived by his wife of 25 years, Linda (Fitzmaurice) Tipton; son and daughter-in-law, Robby (Jessica) Tipton; daughter and son-in-law, Barbi (Ryan) Clabough; 4 grandchildren, Ryan Jr and Ryker Clabough, Nicholas and Hadlee Tipton; brother and sister-in-law, Cokey (Bobbie Girl) Tipton; 4 nephews, Brent Chasteen, Aaron, T.J., Brian Tipton; beloved friends Larry Crisp, Ron Morton and cousin Dickie Tipton. The family will receive friends Saturday February 22, 2020 at Berry Funeral Home 3704 Chapman Hwy from 5-7 p.m. Family and friends will meet Sunday February 23, 2020 at Sherwood Memorial Gardens for a 1:00 p.m. graveside service. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Graveside Service Sunday, February 23, 2020


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Linda Tipton

March 10, 2020

You are the love of my life. I cannot fathom the thought of living life without you here with me... guiding me and being my shelter from the storms of life.

I've learned so much sharing the last 25 years of my life with you. I hope I learned enough to carry me through. I do not want to be here on this planet without you.

May God reunite us soon... until He does, may my days forward only honor you and make you proud.

Thank you for choosing me... thank you for being mine. I hopelessly love you...my Bobby...my darling...my strong, funny, genius husband....forever I am your girl...Linda

Darrell and Connie Melton

February 21, 2020

Darrell and I both knew Bobby over the years. Darrell through work and racing. I had the privilege of having Bobby remodeling my kitchen and grew to like his funny stories and quick wit.
Darrell and I will always remember Bobby fondly and extend our condolences.
May God grant peace and comfort to all of his family and friends.

Doug and Dona Ward

February 21, 2020

He was well loved and a good friend to us over the years.
He will be missed by Doug and I. We loved his sense of humor.
We had many laughs at our downstairs counter after he, Doug and Larry Crisp redid my kitchen. We are very sorry for the family's lose. All our Love
Doug and Dona Ward

Cindy Clabough

February 20, 2020

I will best remember Bobby as being a man of excellence in his trade and hobby. He didn't do things half-way, and he took pride in his workmanship.
He was a bit quiet and reserved when I was around him, but quick-witted and always looking for a laugh. I believe that you can judge a person by the children they raise, and Robby and Barbi represent him very well.