The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 19, 2014

Obituaries — Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014


Vernon Wetzel Tipton

OAK HILL — Vernon Wetzel Tipton, 67, of Oak Hill, died Friday, January 17, 2014, at Plateau Medical Center following a short illness.

Born August 9, 1946, at Minden, WV, he was the son of the late Ernest and Margaret Robinson Cox Tipton.

He was a retired coal miner and heavy equipment operator at Kingston Mines. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include his companion, Sharon Arrington; five daughters Theresa Buck and husband William of Oak Hill, Jeanie Marie O’Keese of Ohio, Charlotte Jones and husband John of Fayetteville, Sherry Everett and husband Steve of Oak Hill, Rachel Henderson and husband Larry of Rush, Kentucky; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.; one brother Rennie Tipton; two sisters, Cheryl Pittman and Patricia Mooney, all of Oak Hill.

Funeral services will be on Monday, January 20, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Rev. Larry Humphrey officiating. Burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Visitation will be held at Tyree Funeral Home on Monday, January 20, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tyree Funeral Home for funeral expenses of Mr. Tipton.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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