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Jerry W. Phipps

J      Jerry Wayne Phipps, age 61, of Lamar, Missouri, passed away, Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Mercy Hospital, Joplin after a long illness.      Jerry was born June 18, 1956 in Lamar, Missouri to Amos Leroy Phipps and Reba Lois (Stump) Phipps. He was a 1974 graduate of Lamar High School. Jerry married Connie Houston on June 26, 1976 in Lamar, Missouri. To this union were born three daughters, Heather (Dennis) Duncan and Abby Phipps both of Lamar and Julie Marie Phipps who preceded him in death on July 1, 1995.      Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, FFA, serving on the advisory board for Building Trades at the Lamar Vo-Tech, and helping the youth group at First Christian Church. Jerry took pride in building many homes in Lamar and surrounding areas before an automobile accident in 1995 which left him disabled. He had also been a member and deacon of Milford Christian Church.      Additional Survivors include a brother, Allen (Carolyn) Phipps, North Kansas City, Missouri; a sister Brenda (Bob) Rhodes, Lee’s Summit, Missouri; grandchildren, Britni (Brandon) Eaves, Brantly Duncan, Bayli Duncan, and Bryli Duncan; great grandchildren, Paityn and J.B. Eaves.      The celebration of his life will begin at 10:00 am, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.      The family will receive friends, 6:00 to 7:00 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.      Love offerings can be made to Jerry Phipps Memorial Carpentry Scholarship in care of Daniel Funeral Home. .
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