HERRIN — Robert "Jay" Tippy Jr., 60, of Herrin, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.
Jay was born Jan. 1, 1959, in Herrin, to Robert "Bob" Lavern and Shirley Fay (Neibel) Tippy.
He is survived by his fiancée and companion for 24 years, Debbie Collins; mother, Shirley Tippy; brother, Rocky Tippy; sister, Tammy (Doug) Crosley; stepdaughter, Tina Monteith; stepson, Jason (Jenny) Monteith; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Jay was preceded in death by his father.
He worked as a landscaper for Plantscape Nursery in Herrin for over 30 years.
Memorial contributions can be made to the family.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville assisted the family with cremation services.
For more information, visit rigginpillatschburkefh.com.