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Gary Craig Tippit, age 89

Gary Craig Tippit, 89, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away December 23, 2022. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on December 25, 1932 to Jewell Tippit and Kathryn Craig.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com

24 Comments

  • Marie Croslin Posted December 30, 2022 6:43 AM

    You were a great friend for many, many years. Rest In Peace.

  • richard e. key Posted December 30, 2022 9:42 AM

    Gary was a good friend.

  • Norman Clifton Posted December 30, 2022 10:14 AM

    Sorry to read about Gary . We were friends for many many years. he was a well-known car man throughout New and used car dealers across Central Arkansas . He always had a fresh smile and a friendly outlook. go and rest in peace my friend

    • John crockett Posted December 30, 2022 4:32 PM

      Knew Gary most of my life since we were both in car business an don’t recall ever seeing him when he dident have big smile he be missed by many

  • Rion K. Weiner Posted December 30, 2022 10:36 AM

    Gary was a great guy and the best car salesman in Arkansas history. He was always willing to help a friend, RIP Tippit.

  • Ann Hedges Posted December 30, 2022 11:43 AM

    Mr. Tippit was a really friendly guy and the best car salesman ever. He sold us two Toyotas and we always had a nice chat when I ran into him while waiting for my car to be serviced. He loved what he did and did it joyfully. I have missed seeing him since he retired. My condolences to his family.

  • Billy Ison Posted December 30, 2022 11:55 AM

    Sorry for your loss. He was a good friend

  • Katie Thomey Posted December 30, 2022 6:07 PM

    We love you and miss you GG

  • Elizabeth Thomey Posted December 30, 2022 6:20 PM

    I love you GG

  • Ron Fulmer Posted December 30, 2022 8:09 PM

    Gary was a great guy and good friiend.We became acquainted at Landers Toyota where I bought many vehicles. He was my sales person. He was the best of the best! RIP my friend

  • Jerry McIntyre Posted December 30, 2022 8:35 PM

    Gary was a special person, admired by so many, and loved by all who were lucky enough to have his friendship.

  • Michael Hopkins Posted January 1, 2023 11:53 AM

    Gary was a great friend to my parents, family, and myself. There will not be another like him! Rest in peace, dear friend.

  • Michael Oldner Posted January 1, 2023 4:26 PM

    A good friend for a long time. God bless.

  • Hyatt and Declan McCarley Posted January 4, 2023 7:09 AM

    Gary was a gentle soul and will be greatly missed.

  • russell Harrington Posted January 5, 2023 10:18 AM

    A friend who was always help. Will truly be missed.

  • LEWIN M WILLIAMS SR Posted January 5, 2023 8:45 PM

    That smile, that sense of humor….will never be forgotten.
    He’s got them all laughing in Heaven…right now!
    RIP

  • Adrianna Tippit-Martelli Posted January 6, 2023 7:09 PM

    Gary C. Tippit, 89, of Little Rock, Ar., passed away at home December 23, 2022. He was born 20 ticks after midnight on Christmas day 1932 in Oklahoma City, Ok. Making him the Oklahoma Christmas Times Baby.

    He was preceded in death by his beloved mother(Gram) Kathryn Anne Craig and Father Jewell Tippit. He is survived by his former wife of 36 years, Carolyn J. Tippit. His three daughters, Kellis A. Tippit, Cindy L. Tippit, & Kathryn J. Mooney. Four grandchildren, Adrianna (Alexander) Tippit-Martelli, Tyler Mooney, Eli (Melody) Mooney, & Hadassah Mooney. Two stepchildren Katie Thomey and Whit (Pam) Whitwell, and their four children Elizabeth Thomey, Asher Whitwell, Maddie Whitwell and Savvy Whitwell.

  • Adrianna Tippit-Martelli Posted January 6, 2023 7:09 PM

    He was a successful businessman. Making his mark in the car business and as an investment banker. He was dubbed the oldest known car salesman in the state of Arkansas. He loved his job and served his customers with his famous smile. He was a kind, loyal, and genuine friend, who was always there for those who needed him.

    The family is forever thankful to Steve Whitwell, Katie Thomey, Audrey Wilson, Tommy Tullos, and Kieth Rounsavall, for the love, care and companionship they provided.

    His life will be honored February 4th, 2023, the location will be announced at a later date.

  • Kellis Tippit Posted January 6, 2023 8:57 PM

    I just miss him so very much. So thankful for so many weekends together the past months and years. Please attend his celebration of life hosted by Penny and John Burkhalter in February 4th. We will post on his Facebook page Thank you Matt at Natural State for navigating a complicated situation

    • Kellis Tippit Posted January 11, 2023 4:15 PM

      The family is working on a place to hold his celebration of life. Will announce here and on Facebook soon

  • Adrianna Tippit-Martelli Posted January 6, 2023 10:10 PM

    Gary C. Tippit, 89, of Little Rock, Ar., passed away at home December 23, 2022. He was born 20 ticks after midnight on Christmas day 1932 in Oklahoma City, Ok. Making him the Oklahoma Christmas Times Baby.

    He was preceded in death by his beloved mother(Gram) Kathryn Anne Craig and Father Jewell Tippit. He is survived by his former wife of 36 years, Carolyn J. Tippit. His three daughters, Kellis A. Tippit, Cindy L. Tippit, & Kathryn J. Mooney. Five grandchildren, Adrianna (Alexander) Tippit-Martelli, Tyler Mooney, Eli (Melody) Mooney, Hadassah Mooney, & Nate Mooney. Two stepchildren Katie Thomey and Whit (Pam) Whitwell, and their four children Elizabeth Thomey, Asher Whitwell, Maddie Whitwell and Savvy Whitwell.

  • Rick and Valerie Torres Posted January 15, 2023 9:28 AM

    A great guy with a wonderful sense of humor.

  • Nene Posted January 20, 2023 10:21 AM

    Elizabeth and Katie. I’m so glad Gg was in your life and he loved both of you and he knew the love and help u brought him n his life. Nene loves u and your mom so very much. Always, Nene

    And love

  • Kellis Tippit Posted January 31, 2023 4:11 PM

    My father’s celebration of life is set. Details below
    Gary’s Celebration of Life and the many lives he touched has been rescheduled for March 2
    War Memorial Athletic Letterman’s Club from 5:30-7:30. Located West Side of War Memorial Stadium, golf course side, take elevator to 2 nd. Floor.
    If you haven’t been contacted and would like to join please note in comments you will be attending.

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