Layne Allen Tipton, 63, of Mercer County, husband of Cissie Gambill Tipton, died Tuesday June 5, 2012 at his residence.
Born July 13, 1948 in Lexington, he was the son of the late Anah Allen and Bonnie Jo Brown Tipton. He was a graduate of the Police Academy at Eastern Kentucky University, a retired law enforcement officer, serving 18 years with Lexington Metro Police and 19 years as an officer with Fayette County Schools System. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington.
Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons: Todd Michael (Lisa) Tipton of Fort Campbell and Christopher Dallas (Brandie) Tipton of Beaufort, S.C.; two daughters, Angela Jo (Zach) White of Harrodsburg and Nikita (Chad) Tipton of Burgin; one sister, Peggy (Tom) Donahue of Somerset; nine grandchildren, one nephew and one great-nephew.