Michael Ray Phipps

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Michael Ray Phipps, 75, of Greencastle, passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Michael was born in Lafayette on Feb. 2, 1946, the son of Homer and Estella (Cole) Phipps, and was a graduate of Van Buren High School.

Mr. Phipps was a truck driver for over 40 years and drove for Ruan Trucking, Schwerman Trucking and the State of Indiana. He was a lifetime member of the Greencastle American Legion, VFW in Mooresville and Forty and Eight in Crawfordsville.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Rosemary Phipps; two daughters, Sondra Clark and Crystal Clark (husband Russell Roberts); a brother, Norman Phipps (wife Janie); three sisters, Elsie Ooley, Carrie Hartman and Mary Ann Turner (husband Raymond); eight grandchildren, Amber, Marlena, Michael, Caitlin, Dakota, Cheyenna, Kaylee and Shelby; 16 great-grandchildren; his father-in-law, Glen Leslie; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Homer, Frank, Floyd and James Phipps; sister Ocie Staggs; and his mother-in-law, Vera Leslie.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26 at the funeral home and one hour prior to time of service of service on Saturday.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.