Walter Garland Phipps

Walter Garland Phipps, 65, Lathrop, Mo., passed away June 1, 2018.

Walter was born July 23, 1952 to William and Dorothy Phipps in Kansas City, Mo.  He attended Oak Park High School, earning his G.E.D in 1997. He worked for many years as an auto body/fender man. Walter was involved with Cub Scout Pack 272 and Boy Scout Troop 386.  He enjoyed bow hunting, fishing, bow fishing, junking, picking and motorcycle riding.  He also enjoyed travel, having visited China, Thailand and the Ukraine.

Walter was a practical joker having once dyed his sister’s poodle pink while he was pet sitting.  He was also a very loving and generous man.

Walter is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Liudmila Phipps; daughter, Jennifer Phipps; sons, Wyatt Garland Phipps, Gabriel Phipps, Quinton and wife, Sadie Phipps, and Jayden Wyatt Shockley Phipps; grandsons, Elliot Rigdon and Ryker Garland Phipps; sister, Brenda Yarrington; brother, Larry Phipps; niece, Connie Overall; nephew, Doug Yarrington; and grandniece, Camryn McConnell.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney.

Our Sincere Condolences

I am truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. I believe he is at peace. I can only hope the thought of knowing you will one day be reunited gives you comfort and strength in your time of sorrow.
Stephanie Torbeck

Larry, Debbie and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow and sadness.
Marilyn Ricketts

Oh how you are missed by us!
Jayden, has been such a comfort when he says the things he does he reminds me so much of you, you was the Best Dad in the world to him and the love you gave him!
Sarah and Jayden

Rest in peace my brother WALTER,
Your my brother, best friend, you was best dad, best uncle, you was always good to be around you and I will always love you.
Your little brother Larry

We sure do miss you bunches but I know you’re rejoicing and having the best birthday party you can have up there in the sky.
Love forever, Sarah and J

Hey dad I just wanted to say I truly miss you each day and wonder how many fishys you’ve caught since we last talked. I can’t wait to see you’re brightness again, for you too hug me. Anyways I’ll be with you again but I wish you’d stop in and say a prayer. I love you father and you’re the greatest dad that I could have ever asked for. I love you.