Alfred Lloyd Tippett, Sr.
June 27, 1933 – February 26, 2018
LILLINGTON – Alfred Lloyd Tippett, Sr., 84, went home to be with the Lord on Monday with his family surrounding him. He was born in Johnston County to the late Alfred Lee & Mamie Creech Tippett. He worked as a Tobacconist for many years in several states. He later went to work for and retired from Farm Bureau as an agency manager. He let his faith guide him in life & politics. He loved Christian music, barbershop quartets. He was also an award winning photographer.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 66 years, Mildred Oliver Tippett of the home, children; Lloyd Tippett, Jr. (Reba) of Blounts Creek, Debbie Hockaday (Ray) of Sanford, Libby Cox (Skeet) of Louisburg, Tracy Latta (Chris) of Holden Beach, grandchildren; Blake Hockaday (Valerie), Bramley Reynolds (Wes), Megan Lively (Vincent), Maria Allen (David), Bradd Nichols (Candace), Joshua Tippett (Taylor), Daniel Tippett, Brian Wichard, Dean Wichard, & Samuel Latta & 15 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to your local church music ministry.
Memorial service 11 am, Saturday, March 3, Hales Chapel Baptist Church, 13396 NC Hwy 39 Zebulon, with visitation to follow the service.
The service will be officiated by his nephew, the Rev. Brian Tippett of Peace Church in Wilson, grandson, Blake Hockaday of Amarillo, Texas and grandson-in-law, the Rev. David Allen of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Elm City.
Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral.com