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Robert James Phipps, a 30-year resident of Orlando, Florida, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at Osceola Regional Hospital, Kissimmee, Florida. He was born Oct. 18, 1941, in Kokomo, the third child of Raymond and Shirley Phipps, who preceded him in death. He married Margaret Mays on Nov. 27, 1987, and she survives.
He retired as a chief master sergeant after 24 1/2 years in the U.S. Air Force. He also retired from the City of Orlando Water Conserver One after 12 years.
He was the brother of Shirley Ann Campbell, who died in 2007, John A. Phipps and wife Phyllis, Leesburg, Florida, Donna Roode and husband Lowell, Mooresville, North Carolina, Mary Janice Reed, Kokomo, deceased husband Mervin "Doc", and Barry Wayne Phipps, Tipton. He was the father of Scott, Kelly Wayne and wife Jennifer, Randy and Robert James Phipps Jr. He had eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be at noon April 7, 2017 at Morning Star Church, 2900 E. Markland Ave., Kokomo. A meal will follow. RSVP to Maggie.phipps41@gmail.com or 407-690-3396.
Published on March 31, 2017
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