Bobby Tipton

December 11, 1938 - August 28, 2023
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Northwest
6710 White Horse Road
Greenville, SC 29611
864-294-6415 | Map
Friday 9/1, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Northwest Chapel
6710 White Horse Road
Greenville, SC 29610
(864) 294-6514 | Map
Friday 9/1, 6:00 pm

Visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m.

Bobby Tipton, 84, beloved husband of 62 years to Mary Howell Tipton, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2023. Born on December 11, 1938, in Dorsey, NC, he was a son of the late David and Virginia Calhoun Tipton. Bobby spent his years working in the textile industry, leaving a lasting impact during his 55-yearContinue Reading

Barbara Suttle left a message on September 2, 2023:
Mary, Fran, our heartfelt condolences go out to you both at this time in the passing of your beloved, soulmate and father may the Lord be with you both in this time of grief our prayers will be with you both as you go through this time of loss. We love you both.
Steve , Barbara Suttle left a message on September 2, 2023:
Dear Mary, Fran you have our deepest heartfelt condolences on the lost of your precious Bobby. I’m sure those who knew him will remember him for his smile and his love of others, at least that’s what I remember most. Sorry we were not able to make it for the funeral only found out today. Our prayers go out to you and all of your family at this time in your life as you along with the rest of us look forward to seeing him again on the other side. God bless you our prayers will be you.
Carey & Diane Bond left a message on September 1, 2023:
So sorry to hear about Bobby. He certainly was a man of faith & love. He lived for the Lord & everyone he came in contact with knew it. He is home now & all his pain & sorrows are gone. He was truly a good friend to both of us. Will certainly be in our prayers.
Tina Clayton left a message on August 31, 2023:
Bobby was my uncle. I remember when uncle Bobby taught me to water ski, but failed to mention if my skis came off let go of the rope. Well needless to say we laughed and I got a good drink of water, this was at our youth church retreat. But Bobby was as my Aunt Mary, ALWAYS putting others first. When the good Lord put Mary & Bobby together they were true soulmates.
Jay Weaver left a message on August 30, 2023:
Many years ago Bobby took me under his wing and took me on visitation each week at Westwood. Listening to him pray at the hospital and help others was inspirational. He also was not afraid to correct you when you needed it. He would start with “I’m just being honest” and the next sentence would be something you didn’t want to hear but you needed to hear. Such a great mentor. He will be missed.
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Donna Martin left a message on August 30, 2023:
Mary, I am so sorry for your loss!! Bobby was such a sweet man and I’ll always remember how much he loved my Katie when she was little. I loved to hear him tell me how she have him her (glow in the dark) star and he hung it by the door so he would see it and think of her every time he went out. She just loved him! He left an amazing legacy and impact on so many. Sadly, I will not be able to make it to his service, as much as I would love to be there. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
Nancy McCroskey (sister-law) left a message on August 30, 2023:
My first trip, white water rafting with our church group, Bobby lost Mary in the water came down on his raft yelling has anyone seen Mary and the look on his face was worth a lifetime of memories. Rest in peace Bobby and I love you
James & Barbara Martin left a message on August 30, 2023:
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Carl Murphy left a message on August 30, 2023:
Mary he was such a good man know him most of my life praying for you
Jimmy Pollard left a message on August 30, 2023:
I am so sorry for your loss had some great times with your family growing up and camping together.
earleen center left a message on August 30, 2023:
What a true Southern gentleman Bobby was-kind, gentle, caring, compassionate Christian man who brought joy and inspiration to all he came in contact. He always told each of us when leaving that if he did not see us down here; he would see us up there as he pointed toward Heaven. God bless his family in the days ahead without his presence. He loved them and thought of them as he lie in bed going to his heavenly home--Sincerely and with love--Earleen Center
Peggy Smith left a message on August 30, 2023:
Wonderful man. Now with Jesus.
Mike and Lyn Jordan left a message on August 30, 2023:
Bobby will always hold a very special place in our hearts. His kindness, laughter, patience and love marked our lives as young parents. He smiled so big as our youngest girls called him "Bob" alongside their name of Grandma for Mary. Both of them treated our girls like grandkids and were so important to them as children. Bobby gave of himself and his home to selflessly love on those of us blessed to be near.
M. Dale Campbell left a message on August 30, 2023:
May Gods love surround you during this time of sorrow. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sincere condolences
Rita Smith left a message on August 29, 2023:
There are so many wonderful memories after living beside Bobby for many years but the the ones that have stuck out most in the past couple days is how much he enjoyed spending time with the youth at Westwood Baptist Church when my children were in that youth group. There were lots of lake days where he pulled numerous kids on the tube and boat rides.
Rosanne Thornhill Beck left a message on August 29, 2023:
Mary, I am so sad to hear about the passing of Bobby. Our family appreciated him and you so much. He was a fine gentleman and will be missed by so many. Praying for you and sending love.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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