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Heath Damon Tipton, 46

Heath Damon Tipton, 46 of Sherwood, Arkansas passed from this life on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. He was born on July 19, 1972 in DeWitt, Arkansas to the late Anna Richmond. Heath enjoyed fishing, cookouts, spending time with his family and football.

He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Christy Tipton; children, Eli Cruz, Dominique Tipton, Julian Starks, Jasper Tipton, Christian Tipton; two grandsons; siblings, Brian Smith, Michael Tipton, Traci West, Michelle Smith, Beth Tipton; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Heath is also preceded in death by his niece Constance Brianna Smith.

Visitation will be held in the Chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 5-7pm with funeral services to follow at 7pm.

Services are under the trusted of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.

Link to Damon’s Memorial Video:

https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/R6ZTGYP3FFNT9PZ4

77 Comments

  • Jef Gepart Posted August 29, 2018 10:56 AM

    My sincere condolences Christy and to the rest of your family.

    • Lorraine Saiz Posted August 30, 2018 2:45 PM

      My sincere condolences Christy and to the rest of your family.

  • Patty Arnold Posted August 29, 2018 10:56 AM

    So many sweet memories. Damon always had a hug for you and was always so thankful for the least little thing you would do for him. Love and prayers to all his family

  • Misty Oliver Posted August 29, 2018 10:59 AM

    Praying for you and the kids.

  • Kim Preston Posted August 29, 2018 11:00 AM

    Damon was an inspiration to everyone

  • Conna Weaver Posted August 29, 2018 11:03 AM

    Damon was such a fighter. Even in his darkest times he and Christy would post videos of I’m lifting us all up. A beautiful loving couple. Damon the Warrior! No doubt you were greeted at the pearly gates and welcomed into his Kingdom and are free from pain now. He is now a beautiful Angel watching over all. Prayers of comfort for you Christy.

  • Vincy to Posted August 29, 2018 11:05 AM

    Although I did not know you in person. You have been an inspiration to me. Seeing your smile and your drive even when you weren’t feeling well. Condolences to Christy and the rest of the family. Have peace in knowing that he made an impact in my life despite us never meeting.

  • Heather Saccamano Posted August 29, 2018 11:09 AM

    Damon was so strong and fought to the very end. Damon and Christy are an inspiration to so many.
    Rest In Peace Damon and sending continued love and prayers to Christy and his entire family.
    Damon will be missed.

  • Gretchen Miller Posted August 29, 2018 11:10 AM

    Damon was and will remain a huge inspiration to me. He was a warrior and a fighter in every way. His strong faith touched my heart.

  • Tonya smith Posted August 29, 2018 11:11 AM

    You and your husband’s story was beautiful hes story will always be in my heart and my husbands prayers are with you

  • Sean Parmley Posted August 29, 2018 11:24 AM

    Although we never met, your fight, your journey, your desire inspired me, as well as so many other. Your unwavering strength only showed the true warrior you were. I wish Cristy all the love and strength and courage she needs to carry on this warriors legacy

  • Glenna Taylor Posted August 29, 2018 11:31 AM

    I’ve so admired your strength and dedication through the journey. All my love and prayers are with you Christy and family❤️ My deepest sympathies and condolences. Much love and God bless🙏🏻 RIP DAMON

  • Carole Simpson Posted August 29, 2018 11:40 AM

    Sending my condolences

  • Lisa K Gray Posted August 29, 2018 11:49 AM

    May Damon Fly high with the Angels

  • Pam Westbrook Posted August 29, 2018 11:58 AM

    His strength was amazing. He beside Gods knee resting. God bless you allmn

  • Joanne Marquez Posted August 29, 2018 12:02 PM

    Damon was an inspiration to me. His faith and his smile never wavered in spite of all he was going through. I’m sure he was greeted by the words “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
    I remember his recent video where he begged his friends and loved ones “Get saved!”
    He was blessed to have a wife who fought like a tiger for him. May God comfort and protect Christy and the children.

  • Phyllis R. Birch Posted August 29, 2018 12:02 PM

    Daemon, you were such an inspiration to many. I met you and your wife Christy thru facebook. It feels like I lost a part of my own family. Rest in peace!

  • Helen Ball Posted August 29, 2018 12:07 PM

    I know Damon was a strong man who had a true love for God and his family. He was a fighter to the end. He is now resting among the angels with no more pain. Love and prayers to Christy and family.

  • Debra Burgess Posted August 29, 2018 12:14 PM

    Loved his zest for life.. And his beautiful smile.. He has given me strength not to give up. Thoughts and prayers to you Christy and your family..

  • francine mcgerty Posted August 29, 2018 12:18 PM

    Rest in Paradise Damon.
    my prayers to you and your family.
    ive watched you fight this battle. prayers my friend.

  • Claire Ulanoff Posted August 29, 2018 12:19 PM

    Damon was an example of never giving up no matter how hard the struggle. We never met but I felt as if I knew him. He was a reminder to me that we can do what we never expected to do – and to do it with grace and humor and love. I know he will be missed by many. Godspeed, Damon.

  • Janice Sexton Posted August 29, 2018 12:27 PM

    Damon was a huge inspiration to everyone that knew him. He loved Christy and I believe they were soulmates. He was so strong a d determined. He gave life his all. We grieve that we will no longer see that smile but know we can see him again because of Jesus. He will be missed deeply and he became our family as well. He was a true warrior..

  • Sandra Scheffler Posted August 29, 2018 12:29 PM

    I have watched & prayed as you went along this journey. I am so sorry. You are both an inspiration to us all. Our arms are wrapped around you in a virtual hug!!

    #Liverators
    #givelife

  • glenn r harris Posted August 29, 2018 12:31 PM

    aug 28 2018 was a happy an very very sad day—my thoughts an prayers will always be with damon on aug 28 which is my 3 year liverversary—-christy give youself a hug everyday–thank you for being damons caretaker???????

  • Kathleen Ryan Posted August 29, 2018 12:36 PM

    Much love for a mighty warrior, love and support for his beloved wife, family and friends

  • Staci shields Posted August 29, 2018 12:38 PM

    Im so heart broken…his story has inspired so many and has definately gave me hope..i enjoyed seeing all ur posts and im so sorry for ur loss…he was very lucky to have u by his side…take care ❤

  • Kelsey Lannon Posted August 29, 2018 12:39 PM

    Damon was so inspiring to see him fight through everything he went through. I could tell that Christy loved and fought for him fiercely. Love and light to his family at this time.

  • Kara Brumley Posted August 29, 2018 12:44 PM

    I never met Damon in real life, but followed his journey via a liver disease support group we are both members of. His story, the ups and downs, were inspiring to say the least that he kept in good spirits despite his illness and that he fought so valiantly to live. His love for his wife Christy and his family was so evident and heartfelt. Although the world list a great man, heaven gained the sweetest angel! Rest well Damon..,,you are definitely loved and missed!!

  • Linda Michling Posted August 29, 2018 12:56 PM

    Christy, my heart is with you. I never met Damon but I loved him. The courage and grace you both showed through the journey is precious. I know he,is,dancing with the angels and fishing with Jesus. You have an incredible story to share and I know you will n time. We all love you and we will be here for you always. God bless and comfort you.

  • Kelly Best Posted August 29, 2018 1:08 PM

    Damon’s Strength, his Faith and his will to keep fighting inspired everyone in the Liverators support group. It breaks my heart that he is gone, he was a warrior. His faith in God was also so strong and he knew that his life was in God’s hands and accepted that. My condolences to Christy and the kids in this really sad time. Damon’s strong spirit will live forever with all of you, and I know he will let you know he is running free and healthy up there with my husband and all of those who have gone before him. I know Damon and Tom will meet in heaven and have a good chat, they both loved people and talked to everyone, I can so see them up there telling tales! My love and prayers to all of you. RIP Damon.

  • Lisa Haddix Posted August 29, 2018 1:18 PM

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. You inspired so many people. You’re post we’re most touching to many. He was a warrior and you stayed strong with him. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. God bless you and your family.

  • Griselda Moreno Posted August 29, 2018 1:23 PM

    Damon was a strong warrior that carried a smile regardless of what he was going through. I know he is being welcomed home to our Heavenly Father and he will be one of the brightest soul and star above. Christy, I admired your strength and support to Damon. Showing all the love and passion for his life. Strength and love to you and your family. Blessings.

  • Rebecca Wetzel Posted August 29, 2018 1:24 PM

    I will always remember Damon through all the posts on Facebook. Christy, you and Damon opened yourselves completely and shared some of the most difficult times. Yet, Damon smiled for us and told us to have faith. I am so sad he’s gone so quickly, but he’s in heaven and an angel to his family. RIP Damon. Christy, he was soo blessed to have you next to him as his caretaker. I hope his smiles bring joy and smiles to you, friends and family for the rest of your lives.

  • Lori Cuciuffo Posted August 29, 2018 1:43 PM

    Prayers and condolences to you and your family.

  • Sherrie Muasau Posted August 29, 2018 1:45 PM

    Damon was such an inspiration. He and Christy forever changed my life by sharing their journey with me. They are a true love story. Their faith is as strong as I’ve ever seen. I never met Damon in person but I can’t wait to get to heaven to meet him.

  • Libby Block Posted August 29, 2018 1:56 PM

    Rest in peace, Damon. What a strong warrior you were!

  • Melissa kissick Posted August 29, 2018 2:24 PM

    I am so very sorry for your lost!! I looked forward to hearing about Damons days each and every day!!! Rest In Peace and God Bless!!

  • Debbie Westwood Posted August 29, 2018 2:25 PM

    I never met Damon but seeing your posts where your love for each other, his will to live and your evident joy in making the most of the life given to you, inspired me.
    May you know the peace that passes all understanding.

  • Sandra Perreault Posted August 29, 2018 2:27 PM

    Thank you for bring the joys and sorrows how this disease affects all aspects of life. Your stories/threads gave a face to what a family goes thru. Thank for every aspects of these trials, joys, heartache that you both went thru. RIP Damon. Prayers to you Christy for your unwavering love toward Damon.

  • Destiny Goffinski Posted August 29, 2018 2:44 PM

    Rest in Peace Damon. You’re in God’s hands now. Dance with the angels. You have touched my heart in many ways.

  • Bonnie Appleby Posted August 29, 2018 3:20 PM

    I was always there in spirit with you Christy. I am so sorry you lost Damon, he seemed like a great man!!

  • Joan Rescigno Posted August 29, 2018 3:46 PM

    Damon remained faithful and inspired hundreds along with your unbelievable, unstoppable, unconditional love and fight advocating for him. His loss was so unexpectedly sudden that those of us that had been with you thru this amazing and now heartbreaking journey. But Damon’s happiness, love of life, determination, and faith will always live on. I loved him and I love you. No words can fill the emptiness of his physical loss, but just know his life’story story and yours has helped hundreds of us and we love you❤

  • wanda Posted August 29, 2018 4:00 PM

    my condolences

  • Rob Morris Posted August 29, 2018 4:43 PM

    My condolences Christy and family. The man was a fighter and inspiration until the end. Prayers to you

  • Rob Morris Posted August 29, 2018 4:44 PM

    My condolences Christy and the entire family. The man was a fighter and inspiration until the end. Prayers to you

  • Isabela Nieto Posted August 29, 2018 4:53 PM

    Christy, You and your family are in my prayers. Very sorry for your loss. Damon was a warrior! I love everything you post about his journey. Now he is waching over us! Damon ahora que estas cerca de Dios intersece por todos los que seguimos aqui en espera de un trasplante.

  • Amanda King Posted August 29, 2018 6:01 PM

    My dear brother I literally never thought I’d be writing this. Did u know I never knew you weren’t my blood brother until I got older? You never made me feel any different. Always treated me like your baby sister. I love you soooo much and I know your at peace but it still doesn’t take the pain away. I’ll always check on Christy and the kids for you I know that leaving them was your biggest fear. I love you big bro.be free!

  • Susan Wright Posted August 29, 2018 6:08 PM

    Damon was a inspiration full of love for his wife and children. His love for his friends was deep and true. His anchor was our lord. My life is fuller to have known him. RIP Damon you will be missed.

  • Pat Becky Bevans and our kids and their families Posted August 29, 2018 7:49 PM

    Sorry for your lose. Have followed and prayed as he fought his battle. With love The Bevans

  • Judy Couture Posted August 29, 2018 8:11 PM

    Christy and family. I am also one that never met Damon in person but knew him well through social media. I am glad I could be a part of his journey and will miss his strong fighting spirit and pictures of his smiling face.

  • Kim Patton Posted August 29, 2018 8:19 PM

    Christy, although I never had the honor of meeting you or Damon in person, I’ve followed your incredible love story and battle through our shared liver disease support group, and will always be inspired by it. I’ve never seen anyone fight so fiercely to live, and to enjoy every moment of that life right up until the last moment. Damon beat the odds and doctors’ predictions so many times, I truly believed a miracle was possible, and that if anyone could fight his way through this, it would be the two of you. Alas, his poor body finally couldn’t keep up with his spirit, and he had to physically leave this world, but I know he’ll never be forgotten, and will always be by your side, Christy. May you find strength and comfort in knowing this, as well as knowing how many lives the two of you have touched. Rest well, brave warrior.

  • Linda Turkaly Posted August 29, 2018 8:26 PM

    Dear Christy and family, you have my deepest sympathy. I never met you and Damon but I have followed his journey. You were the wind beneath his wings. You are an angel and Damon was lucky to have you in his life. Heaven has for sure gained an Angel! ❤️🙏

  • Daryl Luster Posted August 29, 2018 8:29 PM

    Far too soon taken, and my prayer is for his family and time in peace now, resting and being the wonderful example he showed us all- a true inspiration. I am so saddened for family and any and all who knew him, and I did not know him well, but it was a joy each and every time Christy shared their struggle with grace and great love.RIP brother Damon.

  • Gina Nugent Posted August 29, 2018 10:27 PM

    Damon allowed many of us to follow him in his journey. In doing so he has helped me in all aspects of this condition. Thank you Damon. God bless you and those who grieve in you departure.

  • Erik Hawkins Posted August 30, 2018 12:05 AM

    To the family:

    I am an “internet friend” of Christy and Damon. I don’t personally know either of them. So, I decided to come to this page and share what I witnessed from afar as Damon led his last months, weeks, days, and hours.
    I saw a man that refused to give up on life. Every picture that I saw shown a smiling Damon that was trying to make every moment build
    As I told Christy on the morning that Damon was called home to a perfect body that is free from pain and discomfort, “There are no words that I may convey that can attempt to beguile the grief that you must be feeling.” Please take comfort in knowing that Damon’s story provided me and so many with the one thing that we lost on the day we were diagnosed…hope
    May God be with you and yours and may we all live our lives with the grace and vigor that I observed in the short time that I “knew” you.

  • Juliet Smoot Wilkerson Posted August 30, 2018 12:17 AM

    I wish I had been able to meet you both. I started to follow your story and was so moved by what an advocate you were to your husband and by both of your resilience and strength. What an inspiration you are to me! My heart goes out to you and your family during this very difficult time. I am thinking of you and sending you prayers for comfort and peace. My deepest sympathies!

  • Melanie Anderson Posted August 30, 2018 12:32 AM

    Stay strong Christy. God loves you! He loves Damon too and took him home. He was such an inspiration. I was always encouraged by his updates, and how he went at life with such strength and perseverance. A true fighter! You and your family are in my prayers!

  • Vickie Posted August 30, 2018 12:32 AM

    Damon was such a blessing to everyone in the LIVERATORS group. His constant testimony of Gods love, faithfulness and salvation to All was a gift. I’m so sorry he had to suffer for so long; but I also think God allowed him to stay longer to testify of Him. His reward in Heaven is great! He is dancing with Jesus for sure! I pray that all those who walked his journey with him that didn’t know God will, from his testimony come to know Him! He was a gift to us all. He will be terribly, terribly missed.

  • Aaron Arnold Posted August 30, 2018 2:06 AM

    Thank You for being you

  • Jamie Smoot Posted August 30, 2018 5:40 AM

    my heart goes out to a warrior who fought for everything, i know you are at peace now man

  • Christy Tipton Posted August 30, 2018 6:53 AM

    I will miss you forever and always. I did everything I could possibly think of to save you and to make your time on Earth more peaceful. Thank you for fighting so hard to stay with us. Your strength will forever inspire me. I know you are at peace and with Jesus now. You will soaring like an Eagle and dancing with the Angels forever. Until we meet again. Yours has been the sweetest love I’ve ever known. I will carry you with me always. I love you Damon.

  • Julie Richardson Posted August 30, 2018 8:30 AM

    An amazing man that fought so hard. He will truly be missed by so many. You have a very special Angel always looking down upon you

  • Krystal Edwards Posted August 30, 2018 9:04 AM

    Danny and I are so incredibly sad and sorry to hear of Damon’s passing! My heart aches for you. Our prayers, love and support are with you and the family! If you need anything dont hesitate to reach out. Love you all

  • Sharon Wilkes Posted August 30, 2018 9:42 AM

    Much love to my Hero and Christy, He fought the hard battle, May he Rest In Peace and love.

  • JR Posted August 30, 2018 1:25 PM

    Gonna miss seeing Damon. He always put a smile on my face. Rest in peace my friend. Take care Christy, we are all thinking about you!

  • Debbie Luedtke Posted August 30, 2018 1:37 PM

    To my fellow Packer fan! Damon Rest In Peace, you fought like a trooper you’re love for Jesus, your family and the rest of us caring givers and those suffering the same disease. We will never forget your strength.

  • Blake Rensel Posted August 30, 2018 1:49 PM

    Damon is the epitome of a warrior. He proved so many people wrong that thought he never had a chance and yet every time he got knocked down, he got right back up again. Damon is an inspiration to so many people who have followed his story and now have a renewed sense of purpose in life.
    Christy you are an inspiration to many people too by never giving up on him and you have found an inner strength you never knew you had inside you.
    My deepest condolences to you and your kids and know that one day, you and Damon will be together again. Hugs and love

  • ALEECE FOSNOW Posted August 30, 2018 2:17 PM

    Christy has posted Damon’s journey every step of the way. I’ve only been a part of the groups for a couple of months but I look forward to every obstacle overcome. Damon had such a sweet spirit and always had an uplifting message and a positive outlook. He overcame so many odds and fought a good fight. Christy you were such a wonderful wife and caretaker and never let him give up. Like others have said, you are our family. Thank you for sharing your precious Damon with us. We are all better off because we knew him. You’ll be in my thoughts in prayers during this difficult time in your life. ❤

  • Rick Yeager Posted August 30, 2018 3:11 PM

    Damon it was a great honor my friend to have met you in person. You are a true warrior brother. You have been a great inspiration to others who are waiting as well as those who have received the Gift of Life. I’ll never forget you my friend Until we meet again on the otherwise. Love you man 💚♻️

  • Anthony Renteria Posted August 30, 2018 3:27 PM

    I’ll remember Damon for the rest of life. The day I heard he passed on I made commitment to stop drinking. Thank you Damon. Stay strong Christy. Thank you.

  • Casey Herndon Posted August 30, 2018 4:24 PM

    I will forever remember the fight in Damon and his smile . You both are an inspiration to many and the love of life and family is amazing ! Although I’ve never met Damon or you – Christy the journey you shared has forever touched my heart and you were like family . Many prayers and love to you and the kids 🙏❤️

  • Patti and Doug Zern Posted August 30, 2018 5:34 PM

    Damon was a fighter and he fought with more courage than anyone we’ve ever known. He truly is an inspiration to everyone that knew him.
    Doug and my prayers and love are with you and your family.
    May your fond memories help to give you peace. Fly high, Damon.

  • Lora Calio Posted August 30, 2018 6:13 PM

    My sincere condolences Christy. You will be together again one day. They say that love beyond this world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.

  • Wanda S Posey Posted August 30, 2018 6:35 PM

    I had just started following your story this month and now your are gone. I was touched by a video that you were in. You wanted to show from where you got your strength. You walked over and picked up your Bible and said that this was where you got your strength. God bless you Damon. God bless and keep Christie and your kids as they continue through life without you. May your memory always bring a smile to their faces.

  • Michelle Voelker Posted August 30, 2018 7:49 PM

    Damon took a piece of my heart. He was such an inspiration to all. My heart is breaking for Christy and the kids. Damon touched so many lives and I’ll cherish his thumbs up pictures. God Bless You All.

  • Marianne Berna Posted August 30, 2018 9:00 PM

    My deepest condolences Christy and family ….. rest easy Damon

  • Christy Howard Posted September 1, 2018 10:07 AM

    Damon is forever in our hearts. My prayers are with you Christy & Family.

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