Joe Phipps Sr., 68, passed away November 3, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family and friends.
Joe was born on January 20, 1944 in Reeds, Mo. to Harry Phipps and Lona Dunkle Phipps. Joe was a lifetime Carthage resident. He worked for Steadley Corp. and Leggett and Platt.
Joe was united in Marriage to Shirley K. Masters on Nov. 26, 1965 in Miller Mo. She survives.
Joe is survived by four daughters, Twila Oliphant of Carthage, Tamra Parker of Carthage, Klista Cunningham of Avilla and Lana Kilpatrick of Carthage and one son, Joe Phipps Jr. of Carthage. Three sisters Laura Riner, of Carthage, Nellie Cline of Joplin and Sadie Franklin of Carthage. One brother Herman Phipps of Jasper. Twelve grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Joe was preceded by his parents.
Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Carthage, Mo. Contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society or St Jude’s Children Hospital C/O Ulmer Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.