David Wayne Tipsword, 54, of Altamont, died at 10:06 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, with the Rev. Willie Deuel officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to theTipsword Special Gift Account, c/o First Mid- Illinois Bank & Trust, 101 West Washington Avenue, Altamont, IL 62411. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Dave was born on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1958, in Effingham to Wayne and Mary (Rhodes) Tipsword. He married Camie Anderson and she preceded him in death in 1991 and he then married Lisa McCain on April 22, 1994, in Effingham and she survives. He was owner and operator of Tips Corner Tavern, Altamont and a member of the Illinois Liquor Association.
He is survived by his parents of Effingham; wife, Lisa of Altamont; sons, Travis Tipsword of Effingham and Richard Finn of Crete; daughter, Amie Tipsword of Effingham; brother, Andrew (Lisa) Tipsword of Griggsville; sisters, Kathy Funk Lilly of Beecher City, Karen (Leroy) Stroud of Effingham, Jane (John) Hosteny of Springfield, and Arlene (Marvin) Kocher of Salt Lake City; five grandchildren, Laney Flowers, Lance Flowers, Lydia Williams, Dylan Williams and Jade Tipsword; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Lori McCain; brothers-in-law, Steve (Kim) McCain and Rodney McCain; and sister-in-law, Shelby McCain, all of Altamont; several nieces and nephews; and grand dog, Carter.
He is preceded in death by his sons, Glenn Johnson and Shane Michael Finn; and brother, Donald Tipsword.
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