News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 2, 2013

Stephen George Tipton


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---- — JASONVILLE — Stephen “Steve” George Tipton, 56, was called home by his Lord peacefully at home Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. He is the son of Ines Tipton and the late Senator Elden Tipton of Jasonville.

Survivors are mother, Ines; greatest joy of his life, lovely daughter, Ashlyn Tipton; sisters and brothers, Linda Tipton of Jasonville, John Tipton of Jacksonville, Fla., Joe Tipton of Fairfax Court House, Va. (currently serving in Afghanistan), Bonnie Tipton of Houston, and Bill Tipton of Cincinnati.

Steve was a proud a U.S. Army veteran, where he was a Cobra helicopter mechanic.  He was an avid bowler and Indianapolis Colts fan. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Steve had a passion for life, raising his beloved daughter, always being there for friends, and being the caretaker for his parents and family farm. He also was a deft horseman and animal lover. As someone who never had a bad word to say about anyone, he will be sorely missed by his family and his numerous friends in whom Steve demonstrated complete loyalty. Often known to tell the funniest stories with impeccable timing, Steve was a wonderful father, son, brother, uncle, friend, and all around “great guy.”

Arrangements are entrusted to Cox Funeral Home with visitation scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at the funeral home, and 2 and 4 p.m. Tuesday at Shakamak Community Church. Funeral services are 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the church, with military services. Private burial will follow at a later date. The church will provide dinner after the funeral services are completed. Family and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be dedicated to American Heart Association, envelopes are available.