January 3, 1942 – May 18, 2016
MONTAGUE – Rena Tipton, 74, died on May 18, 2016.
The family received friends from 6 -8 p.m. May 19 at The White Family Funeral Home.
A funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. May 20 at the Montague Holiness Church. Burial followed at Montague Cemetery.
Tipton was born Jan. 3, 1942 in Honeygrove to O.T. and Lola Killian. Tipton worked as a homemaker until her children were older, then worked as a nurses aide for Bellmire Healthcare Facility for 14 years. She married Harvey Tipton in Vernon and they shared 50 years together.
She is preceded in death by her parents, O.T. and Lola Killian; husband, Harvey Tipton Sr; son, Harvey Tipton Jr; two sisters; and three brothers.
She is survived by her children, Tammye Clary, Mineral Wells, Ricky Tipton, Montague, Lisa Huff, Bowie, Melinda Tipton, Montague, Judy Polk and Clarence Tipton all of Vernon; sister, Mozetta Martinez, Vernon; brother, Dalton Killian, Vernon; 15 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.
Arrangements have been entrusted to The White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.