Harold Warren Tippett Jr., 69, of Morehead City NC, died Saturday, November 23, 2019, in the care of the VA Hospital in Durham.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Harold was born in Morehead City, on August 13, 1950, to Harold and Edith Tippett. After graduating from West Carteret High School, he later enlisted in the US Air Force. During his career he served in Vietnam and was stationed in military bases throughout the world. He retired after 23 years, coming back home to North Carolina.
To know Harold, was to love him. His smile and laughter were contagious. Known as “Junior” to many members of the family, he was always light-hearted and ready to tell a joke. He had a love for music, especially the band Rush, Carolina Tar Heel athletics as well as Oklahoma football. His true loves were his family; a loving father and doting grandfather.
He is survived by his friend and the mother of his children, Somboon Tippett of Goldsboro, NC; his two daughters Shannon Piner and husband Shawn of Beaufort, NC; Lori Wood and husband David of Greensboro, NC; his son Joel Tippett of Seattle, WA; and his grandchildren Taylor, Lillian and Silas Piner; Ty Tippett; James Wood and another grandson on the way. He is also survived by his sister, Diane Thompson and husband Garland of Morehead City, NC, as well as his two nephews, a niece and many other loving family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Tippett Sr. and Edith Tippett.
The family would like to express their sincerest gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Durham VA medical system.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make memorial gifts to the Durham County VA Hospital System at 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705 or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at Donor Services, P.O. Box 98018, Washington DC 20090-8018.
Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net
Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC.
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