GOLDTHWAITE - Graveside services for James Henry Tippen, 75, of Goldthwaite will be at 2 p.m. today at Rocksprings Cemetery in Mills County with Stuart Farrell officiating. Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at Conroe.

He was born May 12, 1933, in Ebony in Mills County to Barney and Thelma Tippen. He was married to Wanda Scott on Aug. 27, 1978, in Huntsville, Ala. He moved to Goldthwaite from Alabama in 1979. He served with the 101st Airborne and was a pilot for the Tennessee Valley.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Scott Tippen of Goldthwaite; his children, Debbie Darby of Brownwood, Carol Scott of Abilene, Carol Tippen of Birmingham, Ala., and Kevin Scott, Timmy Scott and Michael Scott, all of Memphis, Tenn.; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Barney and Thelma Tippen; and one sister, Hazel Brooks.