Leonard Tippett(1921 - 2012)

Leonard James Tippett


Leonard Tippett, 91, of Greenville, widower of Doris Ramey Tippett, died Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in West Union, he was the son of the late Charlie Tippett and Essie Kelly Tippett.

Mr. Tippett was an automotive mechanic and a United States Army veteran of WWII. He was an early member of NASCAR, even racing on the beach in Daytona.

Surviving are three children, Larry Tippett, and wife, Rita, Wayne Tippett, and Julie Comeaux, and husband, Edward; granddaughter, Haley Comeaux; and sister, Mildred Metcalf.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded by brothers, Ernest, Lloyd, Robert, and William Tippett, and sister, Charlene Luebecker.

Graveside service will be held Monday, November, 19, 2012 at Graceland Cemetery, West at 2:00 p.m.

Published in The Greenville News on Nov. 18, 2012