Virgil Lee Phipps of Potosi, Missouri was born on Friday, June 30th, 1944 in Shirley, Missouri. A son of the late Mary “Sally” (Dicus) Phipps and John Onis Phipps. Lee departed this life of Friday, July 28th, 2017 at his residence, surround by the care and love of his family, having reached the age of seventy-three years and twenty eight days.
He was united in marriage to Doris Layton on Sunday, March 27th, 1965 in Potosi, Missouri and were blessed with two children.
He is survived by his loving wife, Doris Phipps of Potosi, Missouri; son, Brian Phipps of Potosi, Missouri; daughter, Christina and husband Rickey Bishop of Potosi, Missouri; brothers, Jerry and wife, Debra Phipps of Potosi, Missouri; Billy Phipps and partner Rita Bone of Potosi, Missouri; five grandchildren: Vickie, Nickie, Garrett, Amber, Larisa; two great-grandchildren: Evelyn, Troy; also surviving are many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Onis Phipps and Mary “Sally” Phipps.
Lee retired from McDonald Douglas as a flight mechanic after thirty six years. He was a member of Grassy Hollow Baptist Church. He always kept himself busy either tinkering on cars, odd jobs around the house, or woodworking. Lee’s greatest joy in life was his children and grandchildren. Lee will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.
Visitation was held on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Moore Funeral Home, Potosi, Missouri.
Funeral Service was held Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Moore Funeral Home, Potosi, Missouri.
Serving as pallbearers were; Garrett Phipps, Wayne Fitzwater, Eddie Ray LaChance, Henry Stokes, Brian Phipps, Ricky Bishop, Joe Smith, and Wayne Kraitler.
Services were entrusted under the care and direction of the Moore Funeral Homes, 105 Clark Street, Potosi, Missouri 63664.