US Army (Retired) Staff Sergeant Jimmy Lynn Phipps, Sr. passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 28, 2020.  He was born to Paul and Melissa Phipps on April 16, 1933.  He proudly served more than 23 years, first in the Air Force, then in the Army of these United States.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ruth Taylor Phipps, sisters, Emily Tester and Ann Moretz. He was father to Michael (Beau) Gallagher, Jimmy Phipps Jr and wife Peggy, Jeffrey Phipps and wife Debbie, and Melissa Feagins and husband Denni, brother to Patsy Morton and husband Larry, beloved grandfather of 7, great grandfather of 5, “Uncle Jim” to many, and treasured friend to Lonnie Barrett and countless others. 

Known to many as ‘Sarge’, he earned the Bronze Star in Vietnam.  He was a Culinary Arts Instructor at Jacobs Creek Job Corps Center, a Reserve Deputy, then Chaplain for The Fraternal Order of Police Sullivan County Lodge 15 prior to his retirement.  He was an avid motorcyclist, a member of the Christian Motorcyclist Association and a member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church. 

In light of health concerns the family will not be receiving friends at the funeral home. Funeral to be conducted by Pastor Randall Morton 3:00 p.m. Sunday August 2, 2020 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday August 3, 2020 in Mountain Home National Cemetery. In lieu of visitation and flowers, a memorial gift may be sent to, Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church 104 Cypress Street Bristol TN 37620 or Christian charity of your choice.
The family has chosen to make the live stream of his service available to the public at Event ID WeaverFH and Password: XEAJPK

Online condolences may be registered at Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.