Richard Lee Tippet, 69, of Paducah, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2012, at Western Baptist Hospital.
Mr. Tippet was retired from the US Army as a sergeant. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Cindy Martin Tippet; two stepsons, Joseph Riley and wife Laura of Eddyville, Harrell Riley and wife Debbie of Princeton; his two sisters, Joy McReynolds and husband Cliff and Lois Beaman and husband Donnie, both of West Paducah; four stepgrandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded by two sisters, Dale Weatherington and Patricia Tippet, and one brother, William E. Tippet Jr. His parents were William E. and Hertha Arnhold Tippet.
A memorial graveside service with Military Honors will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Spring Bayou Baptist Church Cemetery in Kevil with Rev. Jamie Broome officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Milner and Orr is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 1133 Murray Ave., Paducah, KY. 42003
You may leave a message of condolence or light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.