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“I worked at the Algonac A&P many years ago and I remember Mr. Phipps delivering there. He was so personable and nice. He took time for both...Read More »
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“I am honored that I got to meet Bob at the hospital. Very saddened that his life was cut short and so fast. My heart hurts for the family. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry for your loss. Bob and I were neighbors MANY years ago on Griswold Street. He was a great guy and Donna was a great mother. RIP ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Bonnie Odom-Parniske - Marysville, MI

“Annette, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. God be with you! Silver Star Hernandez. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Mrs Phipps ,Mike and Tim , my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, God bless your dad .Tim & Leeann Muir ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Tim Muir - Marysville, MI

“We are so sorry for your loss my dad(Bob Curtis) worked with Bob at Cadillac and Gerry's you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Esther...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Betty Curtis - Port Huron, MI

“Bob worked with my father(Bill Dwyer) and I at Cadillac Overall Supply. He was a guy I admired, not only because he was so friendly to a punk kid...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss, our thoughts & prayers are with your family. We hope that good memories help comfort you all. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Jeff & Nanon Keighley - MI

“Be with the Lord Uncle Bob : ( ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Trina Quigley - Ludowici, GA

“I would like to say I knew my Uncle mostly when I was little and most recently and my grandma's funneral (his mother) Though our family has been very...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Trina Quigley - Ludowici, GA

“Bob came toWebsters party store which we owned for many years .He always had a smiling face and a positive comment He was good at his job and...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Arlene and Nick Webster - MI

“Even though we sporadically maintained contact, Bob was my first cousin. Sad to see his passing. Good journeys Bob. You did well in life. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry Annette, prayers to you and your family. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Annette and family,SO sorry to see of Bob's sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have many fond memories of Bob up at your...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Susie Rogers - Port Huron, MI

“Sorry to hear of Bobs passing his mom Pattsy and my mom Kathleen Miles Sanderson were best friends . Remember him when we were younger ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: David Sanderson - MI


Robert W. "Bob" Phipps, 68, of Smiths Creek, died unexpectedly Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Port Huron, following a short illness.

He was born November 21, 1947 in Port Huron to the late William and Donna Phipps. He married Annette Marie Kearns on February 9, 1968 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Port Huron.

Bob was a 1965 graduate of Port Huron Catholic High School and attended St. Clair County Community College. He was employed at Gerry's Distributing as a sales manager for over 40 years.

He was an avid baseball player and fan who was scouted by major league teams. He enjoyed softball, boating, traveling to northern Michigan with Annette and the family, but most of all he loved spending time with his granddaughters.

He was a member of Charles Hammond American Legion Post #8 Sons of the American Legion and St. Stephen Catholic/Port Huron Catholic Athletes' Alumni.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife, Annette; two sons, Michael and Timothy (fianc Vicky Goodwin); two granddaughters, Morgan and Kelsey Phipps; his brother-in-law, Bill (Gloria) Kearns; sister-in-law, Barb (Chuck) Teller; niece, Marcella Kearns; nephew, William "B.J." Kearns; and his brother, William Phipps. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Shirley Kearns.

Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Friday, August 19, 2016 in the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.

Mr. Phipps will lie in state at Holy Trinity Parish - St. Joseph Catholic Church on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10 a.m. until the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. The Reverend Joseph Gagnon will officiate.

The Rite of Committal will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Hal Johnson, Ian Johnson, Gerry Johnson, Chuck Teller, B.J. Kearns and Tim Koerber. Honorary pallbearers will be Neil McConnell, Dave Montross, Jim Lynch, Chuck Michaluk and Jim Goldsworthy.

Memorials may be made to the Thin Blue Line of Michigan or the Port Huron Old Newsboys.