Richard E. Phipps, 63, of Preemption, died Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at the home of his sister in Andover. Cremation has been accorded and a private memorial service will be held. Memorials may be made to the Richard Phipps Memorial Fund and sent to Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 67, Cambridge, IL 61238.
Richard Elmer Phipps was born July 3, 1956 in Moline, the son of Jerry L. and Dorothy M. Carey Phipps. He was educated in the Osco rural school and UTHS. He married to Natalie Miller and they later divorced. Rick served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as a maintenance man for McDonald's restaurants in the Quad Cities area. Rick was also a handyman and could fix almost anything.
He liked flipping houses with his friend Terry Baner. Rick also enjoyed being in the MUC group at Heritage Church. He liked collecting pedal cars and trucks, Coca Cola and NASCAR memorabilia, Hot Wheels, and vintage cars and gas pumps.
Those surviving are his son, Andrew Phipps, Preemption, a stepson, John Colley, Odenton MD, two step granddaughters, Alyssa and Jessica Colley, a sister and brother-in-law, Jerri and Wendell Curtis, Andover, two brothers, Charles B. Phipps, Lynn Center, and Billy Joe Phipps (Jennifer Hornback), Milan, and several nieces and nephews. His parents and a sister, Betty Jane, preceded him in death.