John C. Phipps, 85, of Independence, Va., passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at Twin County Regional Hospital, Galax, Va.
He was born March 12, 1928, in Grayson County, Va., to Belford Phipps Sr. and Christine Howard Phipps.
Survivors include sister, Hazel McMillian of Independence; brother, Belford Phipps Jr., and wife, Paris of Independence; three special nephews, Gary McMillian and wife, Mary, Perry W. McMillian and Larry Brown and wife, Janice; and several other nephews, nieces and many, many friends
A funeral service was held Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel, Independence, Va., with Brother Steve Watts officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.