SSGT (Retired) Wayne Tipton was born September 8, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri and is the second child and only son born to the late Florence Tipton. He left this world for glory on January 30, 2021.
At an early age he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and joined the Bethlehem Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Reverend E.F. Williams. He was an active member of the choir and the youth Usher board. Although the church community was small, it became the central focus of Wayne’s life. Wayne was a devoted Christian and lived his life by the principles and teachings of the Christian faith.
Wayne excelled in school and was President of his senior class and graduated valedictorian of Central High School class of 1977. He was awarded a full journalism scholarship at the University of Dayton in Ohio. It was there that he decided to serve his country and enlist in the United States Army.
Before going off to college, Wayne met the love of his life Monica Moore. The two married on December 23, 1980. She was supportive of his Army career and the pair traveled the world together while fulfilling his duties for the U.S. Army. He was married to Monica Tipton for 44 years. From this union two children were born, Wayne Anthony and Krystal Dara.
Loved by all that knew him, Wayne was especially known for his quiet demeanor and his love of God. He was a teacher and mentor of many. Wayne was always encouraging everyone to keep education first! After retiring the Army with honors, Wayne found a passion as a Human Resource recruiter at Michener & Gaines. He found joy in assisting people looking for employment and helping them in any way possible.
Wayne was proceeded in death by his mother Florence Tipton. Wayne leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 44 years Monica, their children; Wayne and Krystal Dara. Sister, Brenda Tipton. His four grandchildren Matthew Tipton, Brandon Tipton, Alexander Tipton, and Amaya Tipton. He also leaves behind a host of aunts, cousins, friends, and colleagues.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to the Tipton family residence.
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