Eugene Harrison Phipps age 81 has sadly left us after a long illness on July 22, 2022 in Somerset, KY.
Gene was born in Salyersville, KY and raised in Cleveland Ohio. He served in the Air force and then after meeting his wife Donna (Hamilton) in Cleveland, they soon began a marriage that lasted 60 years and that was filled with love and devotion. Together they raised a family where he was a loving and dedicated father to son David Phipps and wife Shera and daughter Pam Carter and husband Mike.
He was known as Pappie to his grandchildren and great grandchildren who he loved dearly. They are; Rachel McShurley and husband Ryan and their daughters Reese and Rilyn; Kyle Phipps; Kendall Brownie and husband Evan and their son Bentson; Brianna Stotts and husband Jacob and their daughter Harper; Jonathan Phipps; Pancho Zaragoza; Jesse Zaragoza and Bryan Wilson.
He is also survived by his sister Sandie Phipps-Ashe, 5 brothers-in-law, 2 sisters-in-law and several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Gene was preceded in death by; his father Melvin Phipps; his mother, Mildred Phipps; two sisters, Glenda Kay Phipps and Laura Paulette Rogers as well as many other family members.
Gene’s love of family, his faith, fishing, sports, cooking, music, westerns and his sense of humor will be greatly missed by all of those who knew and loved him.
It is Gene’s wish that any memorial tributes be made in the form of charitable donations to Hospice at hospicecareplus.org>donate.
A funeral service for Gene Phipps will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 26th at the Chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens. The family of Gene Phipps will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26th until time for services. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion post #38