Wallace Phipps

Published 1:36 pm Tuesday, September 12, 2023

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Wallace Phipps, 88, of Watauga, Tenn., went home to be with his Mother and his Lord on Monday, September 11, 2023, at Hillview Health and Rehabilitation Center of Elizabethton. Wallace was born on June 3, 1935, to the late Alton Wallace Phipps Sr. and Ruby Ann (Peters) Phipps Blevins and his stepfather, Walter H. Blevins.
Wallace had been employed at Holston Defense in Kingsport for over 23 years and was a United States Army veteran. He was a funny man who loved to jokingly “pick on” people and make them smile and laugh. He was a very giving and selfless man that had a love for Native Americans and was very patriotic to his country.
Wallace was a lifelong member of the First Church of God in Watauga and loved to garden and share his vegetables with friends and neighbors. He was a beekeeper and enjoyed being at the river and enjoying the outdoors. He would walk the hills and just enjoy God’s beauty.
Wallace leaves behind many friends, neighbors and family and they will miss his kindness and love.
A service to celebrate Wallace’s life will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 17, at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton with Pastor Dorothy Hall officiating. A visitation will be conducted in the funeral home chapel from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service.
The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, September 18, in the George Mottern Cemetery in Watauga. Military Honors will be accorded at the graveside service. Active pallbearers will be Mark Scott, Dennis Cox, Bill Cox, Robbie Elliott, Kenny Johnson and Fred Britt. Jack Dempsey and John Skeans will serve as honorary pallbearers. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Monday. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in Wallace’s honor to the First Church of God, 310 Third Avenue, Watauga, TN 37694. A special appreciation to Wallace’s church family and all the friends and family who have been there and impacted his life throughout the years. Words of comfort can be sent to the family by visiting our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home-Riverside Chapel, 211 North Riverside, Elizabethton, TN 37643 (423) 542-2232, is honored to serve the family of Mr. Wallace Phipps.

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