Selvia Lester Phipps, Jr., age 92, of Buckhannon died on Monday, May 8, 2023, at Autumn Lake Healthcare in Elkins.
He was born on August 2, 1930, in Baltimore, MD, a son of the late Selvia Lester Phipps, Sr. and Elizabeth May Riffle Phipps. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother Edgar Phipps; two sisters: Louise Phipps Gum and Elsie Phipps Carpenter; three nephews and one niece.
He is survived by two sisters: Marian Harris of Buckhannon and Ruth Hissam of Rock Cave; one brother James F. Phipps of Adrian; seven nieces and six nephews and several great nieces and nephews survive.
Mr. Phipps was retired from American Bridge, Division of U.S. Steel in Ambridge, PA. He was a Veteran, serving in the United States Marine Corps.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 1:00 PM at the West Virginia National Cemetery with the Upshur County Honor Guard conducting military honors. At the request of the deceased flowers are to be omitted.
Online condolences may be extended to the Phipps family at www.heavnerandcutright.com. The Phipps family has entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services with funeral arrangements.