Vernon S. "Cotton" Tipton

Date of Birth: 09/28/1928
Date of Death: 09/12/2017

Vernon Sherman “Cotton” Tipton, age 88, of Autumn Court in Irvine passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at the Compassionate Care Center following a short illness.  He was born September 28, 1928 in Estill County and was the son of the late Clyde and Merrell Griggs Tipton.  He was a retired iron worker and a member of the Local 70 Iron Workers Union.  He attended the Emmanuel Baptist Church and had lived in Estill County all his life.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Brinegar Tipton.  He is survived by:

1 Daughter:  Janetta Ashcraft & husband, Roy          Waco

2 Sons:  S. Michael Tipton & wife, Emma                 Irvine

              Paul Tipton               Stanton

1 Sister:  Maxine Sparks                     Mt. Sterling

9 Grandchildren          11 Great Grandchildren          7 Great-Great Grandchildren

He was preceded in death by 2 daughters; Linda Moses and Patricia Tipton, 3 brothers; James Tipton, Edward Tipton, Clyde Tipton, Jr. and 1 sister, Lucille Tipton.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 16, 11 AM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Sherl Thomas.  Burial will be at the McIntosh Cemetery.  Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Friday at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home.

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stella estes (09/19/2017 6:08 pm)

i am so sorry for your loss

Lydia M Patrick (09/15/2017 1:32 pm)

Janetta,and Roy..Mike and Emma.and Paul Anthony..and all of Cotton and Mattie,s Family..I want to tell each of you how sorry I am about your loss..as you know your family and mine have spent so many years together,as close as any friends could ever be...we made so many memories together..and I will treasure them always..wish I could be there to help in some way..But know this my heart,my thoughts,and my prayers are there with you...May God Bless and comfort each one of you..Im Sending my love to everyone...im saddened today as I Remember Cotton and Mattie..they are now together forever...

Farrell Newton (09/15/2017 8:52 am)

I have are dinner a many times with Cotton at the WigWam , he was a great man, my heart goes out to his family,

Pamela Brandenburg (09/14/2017 2:00 pm)

My sincere colendences to Cotton's family. I thought the world of him. He was a very precious person.

Pamela Brandenburg (09/14/2017 1:43 pm)

My sincere colendences to Cotton's family. I thought the world of him. He was a very precious person.

Ron and Yvonne Cornelison (09/14/2017 11:37 am)

Praying for your family, we are so sorry for you loss..

Barbara Lay (09/14/2017 9:53 am)

Janetta ,I'm sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

Tracie Tipton (09/13/2017 5:41 pm)

I am so very sorry. He was a blessing to be around. I loved him so very much!! My thoughts and prayers are with each of you!! (CNA at Irvine Nursing and Rehab)

Kathy Yeary (09/13/2017 2:03 pm)

I'm so sorry, I'm going to miss him

Kathy Yeary (09/13/2017 2:03 pm)

I'm so sorry, I'm going to miss him

Sondra Stone (09/13/2017 11:13 am)

I am so very sorry for your loss,you are in my thoughts and prayers.