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Carl L. Phipps

Carl L. Phipps, 87, of Ft. Worth, TX, passed away on August 13, 2022. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie Buck; father, Carl Phipps; sisters, Elsie Potucek, Mary Davies, and Lyda Jennings; son, Steven Phipps; and stepdaughter, Jana Gardner.
Carl served in the United States Air Force, was a veteran of the Korean War, and served in the USAF Reserve. Carl also served as a seaman and Meteorological Technician on the tall ship, the A.A. Jakkula, with the Texas A&M Research Foundation – Department of Meteorology. Carl was employed as a Meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), earning several awards, and retired after 32 years. He was a professional member of the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and listed in Who’s Who in Communications. After retiring, Carl worked as a gaffer and multi-media specialist for a church group, conducting evangelistic meetings in Ukraine.
Carl enjoyed working on cars and building computers. He could fix or build just about anything. Carl was active in his faith and participated in sponsoring foreign Seminary students. Some fond memories include making the best virgin pina coladas, traveling to Disneyworld and the Bahamas with his wife and stepdaughters; traveling to national parks, Barbados, Canada, and Ukraine with his wife and friends – he was blessed to have had the opportunity to travel to many countries and regions throughout the world. He loved to be mischievous, like teaching the great grandkids to spray people with the water hose; buying noisy and loud toys for the children of friends and family; and the ever favorite “gross out at dinner”. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his beloved Schnauzers.
Survivors include wife of 42 years, Glenda Phipps; brother Raymond Phipps and spouse Karen; stepdaughter Dawn Lowery and spouse Tabitha; granddaughter Ashlie Tolliver; grandson Kyle Gardner and spouse Emily; grandson Max Gardner; adopted son Brad Riapolov and spouse Lina; 4 great grandsons Wyatt, Jackson, Owen, and Preston; and his dog Jack.
Viewing will be 3pm-5pm on Monday, August 22, 2022 at Brown, Owens, & Brumley Funeral Home 425 S. Henderson St. Ft. Worth, TX 76104. Graveside service will be at 1pm on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, TX 75211,

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

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