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James Neil Tipton

July 12, 1962 — November 13, 2023

Forest City, NC

James Neil Tipton, age 61, of Forest City, passed away Monday, November 13, 2023 at Atrium Health-University City, Charlotte.

James was born Thursday, July 12, 1962 in Rutherford County to Reba Mae Lail Poteat who resides in Rutherfordton and the late Charles Tipton. He worked most of his life in Plastic Manufacturing plants and was a supervisor for many years. James enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and especially loved woodworking. In his younger years, he attended Goodes Grove Baptist Church with his family.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, David Poteat; brothers, Eddie and Robbie Tipton and an infant sister, Kathy Diane Tipton.

 Besides his mother, those left to treasure his memory include his loving wife of thirty-three years, Amy Tipton; son, Tyler Tipton of Forest City; brothers, Wayne Tipton (Patricia) of Bostic, Scott Tipton of Rutherfordton, Jimmy Tipton (Teresa) of Forest City and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 16th at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Mr. Mark Ingle providing the eulogy. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are requested to the American Cancer Society,


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