Robert Donald Tipton

Robert Donald Tipton passed away on Friday, March 22, 2024, at 9:05 a.m. at his home in Willow Springs, Mo. He was born February 13, 1937, in Willow Springs. He was the son of Robert Lloyd Tipton and Geneva May (Stringer) Tipton. He was 87.
He became a Christian at a very young age and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church for many years. He was united in marriage to Zelma "Kaye" Robertson on August 4, 1956, and to this union, two sons were born, R. Kent Tipton and James D. Tipton. He started his career at the age of 19 working for the Missouri Department of Transportation from which he retired. "Tip" loved hunting and fishing with his two sons, and later in life, he started playing golf with his beautiful wife, Kaye and his son, Jamie. Robert and Kaye loved to go to Branson to enjoy all the singing stars. Tip will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Kaye, of 66 years; his parents; one sister, Norma; and his daughter-in-law, Vickie Tipton.
He is survived by his two sons, Kent and his partner, Kim, and Jamie and wife, Pam; sister-in-law, Wanda; many nieces and nephews; and Robert and Kaye's very special caregiver, Kathleen Alsup, all of Willow Springs.
A graveside service will be held for Robert on Wednesday, March 27, at the Willow Springs City Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor David Cox officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home, LLC. Online condolences may be expressed at
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