Mr. Earnest Donald “Donnie” Tippins, Jr., 65 of Blackshear, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020, at Memorial Satilla Health.
Born in Blackshear, GA on December 4, 1954, he had lived in Pierce County all of his life. Mr. Tippins had served in the US Army for thirteen years and had been stationed in Germany and the U.S. He was a millwright with Champion Plywood until his health forced him to retire. Always the life of the party, Mr. Tippins loved to have a good time. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. Mr. Tippins was a Southern Baptist.
He was the son of the late Ernest Donald Tippins, Sr.
Survivors include his three sons, Chris (Taria) Tippins of Valdosta, and Chance (Samoline) Tippins & Tyler Tippins all of Waycross; his mother, Jean McHan Tippins of Blackshear; three sisters, Margie (John) Cason of Blackshear, Ann (Randy) Clark of Pigeon Forge, TN, and Marie Whitley of Blackshear; a brother, Lamar (Shirley) Tippins of Patterson; his granddaughter, Madison Tippins; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
The family will have a Celebration of Life service on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 2 pm at 602 Brunel St., Waycross, GA.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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