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John Emory “Johnny” Tippett II, 63, of Huntingtown died Nov. 5, 2012, at his daughter’s residence in Dunkirk.
He was born Nov. 16, 1948, in Cheverly to John Emory and Thelma Martha (Beall) Tippett.
He was raised on a farm in Prince George’s County, and was a longtime tobacco farmer. He attended public schools, graduating from Frederick Sasscer High School in 1967. He was employed at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., where he was a pattern maker from 1969 to 1977 and later a woodcrafting foreman. He rose to the position of supervisor of the Environmental Response Team. He transferred to the U.S. Navy Yard in 1994, and was a supervisory environmental protection specialist until his retirement, serving for more than 37 years. He became a firefighter with the Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department in 1980, served as president and numerous terms as a line officer and also held many administrative officer positions. He was most recently serving as the second vice president of the Marlboro VFD. He also served on numerous Prince George’s County Fire Association committees. He was a longtime member of the Old Crow Hunt Club in Chesapeake Beach. In his leisure time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, softball and working with his hands. He was fond of old classic cars, enjoyed going to car shows and loved Elvis Presley. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Beverly Thomas.
He is survived by his children, Angela L. Kabala and her husband, Don, of La Plata, Connie L. Ridgely and her husband, Paul, of Dunkirk, Jaime M. Espenschade and her husband, Bryan, and John L. Tippett and his wife, Katie, all of Prince Frederick; grandchildren, Caileigh, Jordan, Connor, Ashton, Madilyn, Cole and Lacey; former wife, Becky Tippett of North Beach; sisters, Daisy Malone, Linda Mattingly, Ann Blanchard and Emily Thew; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family received friends Nov. 8 at Rausch Funeral Home in Owings, where a funeral service and celebration of his life will be at 11:30 a.m. today, Nov. 9.
Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the International Association for Food Protein Enterocolitis, 2372 Route 9 South, Howell, NJ 07731.