April 28, 2012
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/2/2012 14:00:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/3/2012 11:00:00
“Bob” Lowell Phipps, age 64, of Willard, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield, Ohio. He was born on March 28, 1948 in Willard to Barry Phipps and Bertha (Coffey) Phipps Stacey. Bob served in the Army during Vietnam, where he was highly decorated, including, the Purple Heart and 2 Bronze Stars. Bob was a retired supervisor from the CSX Railroad in Willard. He was a member of the Willard Moose, Legion and V.F.W. He was an avid gardener and loved softball and golfing.
Bob is survived by his son, Barry Phipps of Willard; two daughters, Janzen Phipps of Willard and Kristin Phipps of Norwalk; grandson, Markus Hicks of Willard; granddaughter, Kenzie Miller of Norwalk; loving companion, Carol Lofland of Willard; mother, Bertha Phipps Stacey of Willard; sister, Hilda Buss of Willard; two brothers, Gary Phipps of Willard and Jeff Phipps of Jackson, Ohio; and niece and nephew, Kim and Garret Barber, along with several more nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, Barry S. Phipps; and brother-in-law, Rich Buss.
Friends may call on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where the funeral service will be on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM, with Father Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to The Veteran Association at the Willard American Legion or V.F.W. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Carol , Hilda and family.
So sorry to hear about bobs passing.
I can imagine how hard it is without him.
Keep the good memories alive.
Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Carol, Hilda and families.I am so sorry for your loss. I just heard today when I opened the paper.Bob was a great guy!! You are all in my heart and prayers. God Bless!!
Bob and I (Sharon) were neighbors and classmates at East Greenwich School and SCHS. We shared many good times. Fred and I are so sorry to hear of his passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss prayers for the whole family
Little Indian Girl miss ya and praying that God will keep you through this. Always in my prayers Mike
So sorry to hear about Bob’s passing.We were classmates from the South Central Class of ’67.There’s alot of good memories of Bob from those years.He was alot of fun & a good athlete.We thank him for his military service for our country.May all the memories give his loved ones comfort.
So sorry to hear of the loss of Bob. He was a great guy and good friend (not to mention golfer)
Bless all of you and we will keep you in our prayers. Carol, it has been a blessing knowing you and having you as a friend for years. Take care of yourself. Hilda I am sure Helen sends her blessing down upon you too. God Bless.
Friends from McConnells ,SC formerly Willard
Barb and Dewey Isaac
Was saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Know that you are in our prayers Hilda and Carol. Praying GOD will ease your pain and that having the memories that you do of Bob will bring comfort to your days ahead.
Carol, Hilda and family,
I am saddend to hear of Bab’s passing.
He was an amazing man and will be missed by many.
His sense of humor and his love of life will be missed. May knowing that he is no longer in pain and with our Heavenly Father carry you through this painful time.
Pam and Family
Bob was one of my SCHS buddies and I will always remember his friendship and the good times we had througout our high school years together.
Rest in peace my friend.
Janzen,Barry and your entire family, Sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. May the many fond memories you have help you through this very difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mariann and Lisa
Carol, I am very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to you and his family
Carol.. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear about Bob.
We will miss you Cousin Bob. You was an important part of all of our lives and left all with a lot of memories. It is hard to say goodbye to some one when they leave us but the memories are what keeps us going. So many loved ones have left us in the past few years and we miss them all. May peace be with the ones left behind. Remember all the good times and the love that Bob gave to all. We will miss you Bob. We love you.
Carol..so sorry to hear about Bob. I know you have alot of wonderful memories that will keep him forever in your mind and heart.
Bob’s family, God saw him suffering and decided to ease his pain. May you be at peace knowing he is in God’s arms now. Losing a parent, friend, brother is never easy but keeping his memories inside you will be pleasure beyond words for you. God Be With All His Family and Loving Companion.
Bob was a South Central classmate of mine. I am so sorry to learn of his passing. I remember him well through our years of high school together. We had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs. It sounds like his life was blessed with close family and friends.
My deepent sympathy goes to his family and other loved ones.
Connie (Odson) Mantel
Good-bye Bob, I enjoyed working with you on the Railroad. Enjoyed your dry sense of humor. I know all your family and friends will miss you. Carol I am so sorry for your loss.
Carol and Hilda,
So sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.
once again my thoughts and prayers to the family..i first met Bob at fork and fingers what good times we all had..i will miss seeing him when i visit willard..seems like i always run into him..RIP Bob!!!
Carol, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Hilda so sorry for your loss your family is in our prayers.
Dear Barry, Janzen, Kristin and Carol. We are so sorry to hear the loss of Bob. What a wonderful, loving, giving person he was. We had so much fun and great memories of visiting with our (3)kids to your house. And then again years later, with a bunch of Bob’s dear recon friends and wives over several days. We had such a great time! Bob didn’t want us to leave! Larry made something very special for Bob & we will be mailing it to the house. We hope you like it. From our family, Larry, Beverly, Amy, Brad, Cortney, Kara, Serenity, Xavier and Luke Josar we send our deepest sympathy & you are in our prayers. God Bless Love always
Bob, Just a little something from me!
If Tears Could…
If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane,
I would walk right up to heaven
To bring you home again.
No farewell words were spoken.
No time to say good-bye.
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why.
Our hearts still ache in sadness
And secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.
I will cherish every memory … I will miss you my friend!
To My Friend Carol,
In your sadness, may there be hope… In your thoughts, may there be peace… In your heart, may there be healing.
Always know that I am here whenever you just want to talk, cry, laugh or just to share whatever is going on in your life. I am but a phone call away.
I am very grateful to have known Bob from our days together in the Recon platoon, 2/1 Infantry, 196th LIB. At the time I joined the platoon, he was the M-60 machine gunner. He was also the first soldier I ever treated for wounds in the field. He was a rock of the platoon and I know one of the reasons we survived as we did was because of his strength and courage.
My trip to Willard several years ago with several other Recon members to celebrate July 4th with Bob and meet Carol was an absolute joy. I’ll never forget karoake at the Moose Lodge and lying in the rain during a thunderstorm at the lake.
Willard, the state of Ohio, and the USA are all a better place for the life of Bob Phipps. Rest in peace comrade. Say hello to Rookie for us and we will be together again someday.
Carol – I am so sorry about Bob’s death at such an early age. I am just happy that he had you in his life. And that we got to see him both in DC and Willard when we did. I would just add one of my mom’s favorite passages: “God gave us memories so that we would have roses in the winter.” May you have many roses. Doc
Good bye from a friend Doc Niesen Viet Nam 1970