William Thomas “Tommy” Phipps, Sr.
June 21, 1934- August 7, 2014
William Thomas “Tommy” Phipps, Sr., 71, of Dunkirk, passed away August 7, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born June 21, 1943 in Jewell, MD to William Ernest and Ruth Elizabeth (Ford) Phipps. Tommy was raised in southern Anne Arundel and northern Calvert County. He attended Owensville Elementary and graduated from Calvert High School. He married Mary A. Lovett on November 4, 1967 and they made their home in Dunkirk. He was employed as a service technician for Besche Oil for 47 years, retiring May 2, 2012. Tommy enjoyed horses and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother John Rose Phipps. Tommy is survived by his wife Mary A. Phipps, sons William Thomas Phipps, Jr. and wife Linda G., and John Anthony Phipps, all of Dunkirk. Also surviving are five grandchildren; William Phipps III, Kenneth Phipps, Heidi Phipps, all of Dunkirk, Carol A. Phipps of Pasadena, and Taylor M. Phipps of Chesapeake Beach; and siblings Mary Sutton of Lothian, Charles Phipps of Brandywine, James Richard Phipps of Chesapeake Beach, Chester Phipps of Friendship, Ronnie Phipps of North Beach, Linda Phipps of Ridge, Mark Phipps of Lothian, and Ernie Phipps of Dunkirk.
Monday, August 11, 2014