September 5, 1938 - May 1, 2021
Conway… Columbus "JR" Phipps, Jr., age 82, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021. Mr. Phipps was born in Jenkins, KY a son of the late Columbus Phipps, Sr. and the late Elsie Mullins Phipps. He was a welder and journeyman with the NASA Research Center and will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Mr. Phipps loved to fish and sing karaoke, especially the song "Bad to the Bone." He was an honest man and was loved by all who knew him. Mr. Phipps was predeceased by his first wife, Florence Phipps, one son, Kenneth Phipps, seven brothers, four sisters, one daughter-in-law, Sandra Phipps, and his mother-in-law, Opal Bush. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Phipps of Conway, two sons, Kevin Phipps of Wise, VA and Brian Phipps (Gloria) of Jacksonville, FL, three daughters, Judith Wise (Cletis) of Fredericksburg, VA, Christine Meadows (Robert) of Cleveland, OH, and Karen Najsztup (Rich) of Cleveland, OH, twelve grandchildren, Brittany Mullins, Alex Phipps, Jamie Phipps, Kerry Ann Phipps, Thomas Phipps, Evan Wise, Kelcie Elliott, Robert Meadows, Jr., Christopher Hodges, Allison Hodges, Maria Barnes, and Brian Phipps, Jr., eight great grandchildren, Joshua Phipps, Adelynn Elliott, Hunter Elliott, Trinity Hodges, Landon Hodges, Demerits Barnes, Isabella Barnes, and soon to be great granddaughter from Allison and Angelo Capriato, two sisters, Shirley Zuk (George) and Tiny Sue McGeathy, six brothers-in-law, Henry Alberts, Doris Bush, Mike Bush, Larry Bush, Richard Bush, and Paul Bush, two sisters-in-law, Carol Trent and Virginia Dollar, and special friends, Marie and Terry. Services will be private. Please sign an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Conway… Columbus "JR" Phipps, Jr., age 82, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021. Mr. Phipps was born in Jenkins, KY a son of the late Columbus Phipps, Sr. and the late Elsie Mullins Phipps. He was a welder and journeyman with the NASA Research... View Obituary & Service Information
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