Thomas Creed Phipps

1931 - 2024

Thomas Creed Phipps
March 28, 1931 – March 7, 2024
Thomas Creed Phipps of Independence, Virginia, age 92 went to his true home with Jesus
on March 7, 2024 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, NC.
Born on March 28, 1931 in Grayson County, Independence, Virginia to William Stark
Phipps, Sr. and Lou Ellen Hash Phipps. Tom was the youngest of thirteen children.
Tom is survived by his loving wife Phyllis Phipps of 70 years; daughters Felita Phipps,
Kathy Phipps Chapman (Don), son Thomas H. Phipps (Melanie); grandchildren Meagan
Phipps, Madison Phipps Williams (Robert), Macey Phipps, Justin Phillips (Arran),
Ashley Phillips; great granddaughter Charlotte Grace Williams. Tom is also survived by
older brother Samuel Phipps (Joann).
As a young man, Tom enjoyed playing baseball with the Bridle Creek team. He was
quite the pitcher and scouted by the Brooklyn Dodgers. He also taught his kids to play
baseball in the backyard.
Tom was a Master Welder and worked as a mechanic in the trucking industry. He
enjoyed bee keeping, gardening, building and making things. He was a jack of all trades
and could design, make and build practically anything. Tom also enjoyed the fellowship
of his brothers, son, and friends during hunting season.
His faith in Jesus Christ led him to attend Bridle Creek UMC and Friedberg Moravian
Church, Winston-Salem, NC. Tom loved the Lord.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, April 6th, 2024, at Bridle Creek
United Methodist Church, 25 Bridle Creek Road, Independence, VA. Visitation with the
family will be at 1:00pm, service at 2:00pm.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Trellis Supportive Care,
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, NC (click the donation tab) or Bridle Creek United
Methodist Church, 25 Bridle Creek Road, Independence, VA.


3 tributes for Thomas Creed Phipps

  1. Nelda Chapman

    I am Don. Chapmans mother, Nelda Chapman. I so enjoyed knowing Tom and Phyllis through the years after Don and Kathy married. Also all their family. I was saddened to hear that Tom had died but as we all know he is now in Heaven with our loving Savior, free from pain, and enjoying all that we are looking forward to. My love and prayers go out to Phyllis and all the family.

  2. Cathy Polk

    How I love this family. Kathy has been a best friend since college. Tom always had a story to tell and I never tired of hearing them. I know he must be celebrating now! Prays going up for the whole family!

  3. Gail Hammonds

    It’s a blessing when you know a family like the Phipps’, and it was such a pleasure to help take care of Tom, he’s smile could lite up a room..if we were lucky he would even sing for us..”🎼look at the sunshine 🎼”..prayers to the family


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