Eugene Clyde Phipps

Eugene Clyde Phipps, Jr.

Eugene Clyde Phipps, Jr., age 67, a resident of Braymer, passed away at Hill Crest Manor in Hamilton, on Fri., July 28, 2023.

Gene was born the son of Eugene Clyde and Doris (Robinson) Phipps on June 11, 1956 in Kansas City. His family later moved to St. Joseph, where he attended and graduated from Benton High School in 1976. He attended college at both Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph and North Central Missouri College in Trenton. On Sept. 21, 1985, he was united in marriage to Crystal Gorham in Kansas City, Missouri.  They enjoyed 37 years of marriage. She survives of the home.

Gene spent many years of his life working as an EMT, a Med Tech and also tried his hand at construction work. He was also the manager of the Anderson Memorial Ballpark in Braymer for many years. He was affectionately known as the,” Ball Nazi at Braymer,” by some of the players. His philosophy was take care of the fields and play with good sportsmanship all for the love of the game.  His hobbies included playing all sports, fishing, grilling, anything outdoors, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, reading and journalling, and crafting things such as paracord bracelets. What made his heart full was spending time with his wife and family as he was a loving husband, father and grandpa.

Survivors include his wife, Crystal of Brookfield; his son, Sean Phipps and wife, Jessica of Clearwater, KS; two daughters, Ceaira Palmer and husband, Ryan of Brookfield, and Taylor Phipps of Brookfield; three grandsons, Cody, Callen and Maverick; four siblings, James, Norman, Valerie, and Linda; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews as well as many lifelong friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Friday, August 4, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. A scheduled visitation will be held at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe on Fri., Aug. 4, 2023 at 1:00 p.m., one hour prior to service. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, on Fri., Aug. 4, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Anderson Memorial Ballpark and/or the Benton High School Alumni Association and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, PO Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri, 64601. Online condolences may be made

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.


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