David Wayne Tipsword (54) of Altamont


Published on July 16 2013 3:46 pm

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 held at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. Willie Deuel officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Tipsword Special Gift Account, c/o First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust, 101 West Washington Avenue, Altamont, Illinois 62411.

Dave was born on Tuesday, November 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, Utah: 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: and several nieces and nephews. Also, Grand dog, Carter.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Glenn Johnson and Shane Michael Finn, and brother, Donald Tipsword.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com