Tommy E. Tipler, 73 of 9250CR and 2900E, El Paso died at 4:00 A.M. Friday, June 15, 2012 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, El Paso. Rev. Dr. Tim Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso. Visitation will be on Monday from 4 to 7 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, El Paso.
Tommy was born November 18, 1938 in Bloomington a son of Leslie and Pearl Garey Tipler He married Daisy Finney on August 2, 1964 at Greenfield. She survives.
Other survivors include his mother; Pearl Tipler of El Paso, a daughter; Karen (Adam) Mool of El Paso, three sons; Jeff Tipler of El Paso, Brian (Stephanie) Tipler and Brad Tipler both of Panola, one brother; Larry (Vivian) Tipler of Kingston Springs, TN, six grandchildren; Payton Mool, Breanna Tipler, Ashton Tipler, Olivia Tipler, Hayden Tipler, and Tessa Tipler.
He was preceded in death by his father and a granddaughter.
Tommy was a lifetime farmer in the El Paso area and had been previously employed by the Eureka Company and Pfister Hybrid Corn Company. He served in the United States Army reserves. He was a member of First Baptist Church, El Paso, the El Paso American Legion and the Woodford County Farm Bureau. Tommy enjoyed fishing and hunting and wintering with Daisy in Florida. Most of all he enjyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the El Paso Rescue Squad, American Heart Association or Multiple Sclerosis Association.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com