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Robert Colon Phipps, Jr.: Loris

1939 – 2022

     Robert Colon Phipps, Jr. of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, surrounded by his loving family. He was 83.

     Born on April 14, 1939 in Loris, he was the son of the late Robert Colon Phipps, Sr., and the late Martha Causey Phipps. He graduated from Loris High School.

     Mr. Robert was a retired farmer, an avid sportsman, and a longtime member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He was a past member of Loris Lodge 205 A.F.M., former member of the SC Sweet Potato Board, former winner of the Horry County Soil Conservation Award, and active in agricultural research through Clemson University.

     Survivors include his three children, Robbie Ash Munden and husband Michael, Randall C. Phipps and wife Ann, Gina Phipps Anderson and husband Jody; three grandchildren, Christopher C. Phipps and wife Danielle, Madison J. Franco and husband Seth, and Reid C. Phipps; four great-grandchildren Cayson C. Phipps, Sawyer K. Franco, Leo M. Franco, and C. Nolan Phipps; and beloved sister Jeanette P. Rentz.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Phipps was predeceased by his wife Lurene Causey Phipps, daughter Lisa Anne Phipps, and granddaughter Alexis Grey Davis.

     Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept .24, at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Caines and Pastor Alvin Jackson officiating, committal services following at Holly Hill Cemetery.

     Family planned to receive friends during the hour preceding the services at the church.

     Memorials may be made to Holly Hill Cemetery Fund, 3301 Daisy Road, Loris, SC 29569.

     A guest register is available here.