Earl L. Phipps, 82 of Orchard Manor formerly of Slippery Rock passed away July 30, 2018 at Orchard Manor.
Earl was born January 9, 1936 in Barkeyville, he was the son of Lon and June Adams Phipps.
Earl attended Wesley School and graduated from Grove City High School. Earl married Shirley Campbell on May 9, 1959, she passed away March 22, 2015.
Earl served his country during the Korean Conflict as a sharp shooter. Earl was discharged with the rank of Corporal. He also earned the Good Conduct Medal. He retired from Satec/Instron as a machinist.
Earl enjoyed building muzzle loaders, wood carving, hunting, fishing and boating. Much of his post retirement life was devoted to caring for his wife Shirley, who struggled with multiple sclerosis.
Loved ones left to cherish Earl's memory are his children; Edward L. Phipps and his wife Sandra of Grove City, Brian E. Phipps of Florida, Eric T. Phipps of Prospect, Daryl B. Phipps and his wife Joni of Slippery Rock. His sister Ruth Dummett of Grove City and his brother Russell Phipps of California. His grandchildren; Helen Phipps and Scott Mack of Butler, Martin Phipps of Grove City, Wesley Phipps of Grove City, Austin Phipps of Florida, Connor Phipps of Florida and Tyler Phipps of Slippery Rock.
Preceded in death by his parents, wife and a brother in law Jack Dummett.
A memorial service will take place Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Barkeyville United Methodist Church, 5420 Pittsburgh Road, Harrisville PA 16038 at 3:00 pm. Light refreshments will follow the service afterward at the church.
The Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home, Clintonville is handling the arraignments.
Friends can email condolences by visiting www.mckinleyfuneralhome.net