Joe D. Phipps, 68, of Edmond, Okla. was born July 28, 1945 in Hobart, Okla. to Joe and Pearl (Bates) Phipps. He attended grade school in Sedan, Okla. At closing he transferred to Mountain View High School where he graduated in 1963. He then attended Central State College in Edmond where he earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees.
Joe married his high school sweetheart Cheri Kiser on May 28, 1966. To this union were born two daughters, Aimee Noelle and Angela Nichole. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1974. Joe worked for Wilson Food for 10 years and then for General Motors for 28 years retiring in March 23, 2005 which was his last grandson’s birthday. He spent the remaining time taking care of his family which was his passion and he was known to his grand kids and others, lovingly as DaDo. Joe passed away unexpectedly on January 9, 2013 at his home.
His survivors include, wife, Cheri of the home, daughters and sons-in-law, Aimee and Brad Amen and their children, Kaitlyn, Griffin and Grayson and Angie and Andy Schneider and their children, Colton and Layton; brother, Wayne Phipps of Oklahoma City; sisters, Wanda Baker of Mustang, Okla. and Barbara Weston of Tulsa and Ethel Allen of Fritch, Texas and Verlyn Reneau of Edmond and a host of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Shirley Holstead.
The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, January 12 at Matthews Funeral Home of Edmond.
Services were 10:30 a.m. Monday January 13, 2014 at Waterloo Road Baptist Church with interment at Gracelawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations to the HOPE center of Edmond.
Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond.