Derald Amon Tipton, age 86, of 75055 Smyrna Rd., Freeport, died peacefully surrounded by family at 7:09 p.m., Monday, January 13, 2020, in the Community Hospice Truman House, New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, OH.
He was born February 6, 1933, in Steubenville, OH; a son of the late Doyle Tipton and Lottie Mary Dorsey.
Derald was a 1951 graduate of Hopedale High School, was drafted into the United States Army in 1956, and was discharged in 1958. He moved to Smithfield and with his father established Tipton Service Station and ran it for 41 years, retiring December 31, 1998.
He was a member of the Freeport United Methodist church. Derald liked woodworking, gardening and spending time with his family, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
Surviving is his wife of 63 years, Nancy Jane Busby Tipton. They were married September 15, 1956. Also surviving are three sons, Michael (Maddy) Tipton of Wadsworth, Ronald (Jan) Tipton of Toledo, and Gary (Jenny) Tipton of Orient; and four grandchildren, Corey Tipton, Claire Tipton, Garrett Tipton and Trent Tipton.
Service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, January 16, 2020, in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High St., Freeport, with the Reverend Paul Turner and Pastor Sandra Cappel officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Rumley Township, Jewett. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., (two hours prior to the service) on Thursday, in the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Freeport United Methodist Church, in care of Bethany Doane, Treasurer, 227 East Main St., Freeport, OH, 43973.
Koch Funeral Home of Freeport handled the arrangements. 740- 658-3470
Online condolences may be made on the funeral home’s website, kochfuneralhome.net.