TIPTON, Roger L. Sr.

TIPTON, Roger L. Sr. 74, of Bellaire, OH, died Friday October 18, 2013, at his home.

Roger was born May 30, 1939 in Bellaire, OH, a son of the late Fred and Thelma Steiner Tipton Jennings.

He was owner of Roger L. Tipton and Sons Sanitation of Bellaire. He was a member of Brooks Run United Methodist Church, was a 1957 graduate of Bellaire High School, served two years active duty in the Army and two years with the Army Reserve, He was a member of the American Legion Post 52, the VFW Post 626, and the Eagles all of Bellaire, and served twenty plus years as a Pultney Township Trustee.

Preceding him in death was a sister, Shirley Trigg.

Surviving is his wife, Esther Harford Tipton; two sons, Roger L. Tipton Jr. of Bellaire, OH and Nolan (Laurel) Tipton of Alden, NY; a sister, Karen Jennings of Bridgeport, OH; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th Street, Bellaire, OH, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Larry Helms officiating.

Burial follows in Holly Memorial Gardens Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

Belmont County Council of the American Legion will conduct Military Honors at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com