He was born Dec. 21, 1925, in Winters, the son of Lantice Athol and Lottie Dale Lee Tipps. He married Dorothy Marie Vrana on July 31, 1949, in Jourdanton. He was a longtime resident of Possum Kingdom Lake and a member of the Community Church of PK Lake. He was a member of the American Legion and a U.S. Navy Veteran having served in World War II. He was a past member of the board of United Cooperative Services.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Charlie’s Angels. Burial will follow at McAdams Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Charlie’s Angels.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Marie Tipps, of Possum Kingdom Lake; children LaVerne Trogden of Smithville, Forrest Glenn “Bubba” Tipps Jr., of Lufkin, and Mary Ellen Richardson of Possum Kingdom Lake; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Community Church of PK Lake “Out of the Ashes” Fund in his memory.
Condolences may be left at www.bcbfuneralhome.com.
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home