Jerry Wayne Phipps

Born: Wed., Jul. 14, 1937
Died: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018


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Jerry W. Phipps of Bridgeport, Ohio at his home December 8th. He was born July 14, 1937 at the family farm outside Freeport, Ohio to Bertha and Frank (Bill) Phipps. He graduated from New Matamoras High School of which he fondly remembered his basketball playing days and his teammates and coach.

He is survived by his wife, Joanna Phipps of Bridgeport, Ohio and his children Matthew Phipps of Freeport, Melanie Phipps of Geneva, and Brent Phipps of Marietta along with their mother Carolyn Holdren Phipps of New Matamoras.  Also surviving are his sister Judy Werker of Sugarceek and step children Lori George, Perrysburg, Kristy West, Wheeling WVA, Ritch Brost, Wheeling, WVA along with 9 step grandchildren and 13 step great grandchildren and several niece and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Betty Phipps Greenfield.

He had been a member of International Operating Engineers Local 18 since 1957 and considered many of his fellow union members and foremen on many of his jobs his brothers.  He was a 58 year member of the Masonic Lodge of Ohio with most recent membership in Freeport Lodge #415.

He is best remembered for his lifetime sense of humor and that no matter where he went he seemed to never meet a stranger.

At his request he will be cremated and no services will be held.

Schuetz Funeral Home in Mingo Junction, Ohio is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the International Operating Engineers Local 18 Safety and Education Fund 1180 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215 

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Tammy Kenney
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
I wish to extend our sincere condolences to Jerry's family on behalf of my dad, Dewey Moore. He and dad went to school together and played basketball together. He always spoke fondly of Jerry. My parents both have dementia, but dad did realize when I mentioned I saw the obituary in the Marietta Times. May you have peace during this difficult time.

Suzanne Howells
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
Joanna and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Jerry was such a character. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.