2013-09-17 / Obituaries

James W. Phipps, 69

James W. Phipps, age 69, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Born November 13, 1943 in Bloomington, he was the son of Homer and Estella (Cole) Phipps and was a graduate of Van Buren High School “Class of 1961”. He continued his education, graduating from DePauw and Indiana Universities.

James had taught social studies and Spanish at Southwest Park and Cloverdale High Schools. He had also taught at Ivy Tech Community College. He later opened a law practice in Greencastle, where he served as an attorney for several years.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the American Legion, very active in their Hoosier Boys State Program.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra K. (Jackson) Phipps; daughters, Julia Dickinson and Audrie Grimes; brothers, Michael and Norman Phipps; and two granddaughters, Emma and Anna.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A gathering of Friends and Family will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Dollars for Scholars c/o First National Bank 1000 N. Main Street Cloverdale, IN. 46120, Att: Todd Lewis.

Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.

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