Gary R. Phipps, 60, of Granite City passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, at his home.
He was born on July 12, 1954, in St. Louis, the son to Richard and Mary (nee: Pace) Phipps.
Gary served in the U.S. Navy for five years. He had worked for The Industrial Trading Group in St. Louis as an industrial engineer. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his father, Richard Phipps of Granite City; three sisters, Carol (Bruce) Daily-Pope of Granite City, Margaret (Rick) Kachuba of Virginia Beach, Va., and Janet (Mark) Smiddy of Granite City; brother-in-law, Elmond Daily of Dahlgren; stepsister, Mary Juhas of Truman, Ark.; nine nieces and nephews; 18 great-nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura (nee: Lannom) Phipps; mother, Mary (nee: Pace) Phipps and a sister, Doris Daily.
Cremation services have been entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City. Online guestbook and information available at www.wojstrom.com.