Alfred Dale “Butch” Phipps, died peacefully at the Marion VA nursing facility surrounded by his family on February 15, 2020 at the age of 75. He resided in Eldorado, IL. Butch was born December 27, 1944 in Granite City, IL to the late Junior Alfred Phipps and Velda Mae Sauls Phipps. Butch served in the US Navy on the USS Pritchett during the Vietnam War in 1962 to 1966. He was a lifetime member of the Eldorado VFW Post 3479. He was a retired truck driver. Butch is survived by 3 sons: Dale Kennon Phipps and friend Allison Jones of Evansville, Michael Alan (Heidi) Hawley of Odin, Mark Aaron Hawley and friend Kristen Wood of Centralia, grandchildren: Mia and Kyra Miller of Odin, Jordan Marie Hawley of Centralia, Kayla Taylor Phipps of Greenville and Brittany Ryberg of CA, a sister: Arlene Clark of Eldorado, niece: Brenda Banks of Eldorado and a nephew Brian Winiarski of Eldorado. He was cremated at his request and the family will host a memorial graveside service at 1:00pm Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Wesley Chapel Cemetery with military honors. Those attending should go directly to the cemetery. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family via the website www.colonialterracefuneralhome.com
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