Chester Elmer Phipps

Chester Elmer Phipps

June 13, 1947 - July 28, 2016

Chester Elmer Phipps, 69, of Gray passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016, at his home.  He was a member of New Vision Pentecostal Church.  A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the American Legion Post 88.  Taught by his father, he was aptly described as “the best diesel mechanic in the state of Kentucky.” He had proudly worked in the coal industry as both a diesel mechanic and operator.

Born June 13, 1947, in Corbin, he was the son of the late Chester B. Phipps and Doris Jewel Phipps.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Delmer Phipps and sister-in-law, Linda Phipps.

Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara E. Phipps; children: Robert E. Phipps, Paul Stephen Phipps (Craig), Kevin B. Phipps, and Ronnie Rapier (Theresa); grandchildren: Morgan Phipps and Brayden Phipps; siblings: Freddie Phipps (Sherrie), Patricia Sears (Keith), Roger Phipps (Donna), Michael Phipps (Linda), Felicia Paul, Randy Phipps, and Stanley Phipps, as well as by several nieces and nephews and numerous friends to mourn his passing.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, July 31, 2016, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenny Johnson officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Phipps Family Cemetery at Gray with family members and friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 12 – 2 P.M. Sunday at Hart Funeral Home, Inc., located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.

  • Pat and Jimmy Nelson
    Posted at 13:20h, 31 July Reply

    Barbara, We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Donna B Jones
    Posted at 14:43h, 31 July Reply

    My deepest sympathy, Prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

  • Geri Dozier Nunn
    Posted at 23:20h, 01 August Reply

    Barbara, Robbie, Steven and Kevin and family, so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies. Thoughts and prayers for you and the family.

    Geri Dozier Nunn

  • Paul O'Connor
    Posted at 04:26h, 27 August Reply

    My sincerest sympathies to the family. I was wondering if he went by “Elmer” and if he was a mechanic next to a diner? I have a wonderful story of him helping me. My grandfather was an Elmer, and i thought that is why God put my broken down car in Corbin KY that midnight many years ago. I hope his family is well.

    • Craig Phipps
      Posted at 12:47h, 09 October Reply

      We would love to hear your story!

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