Kenneth “Earle” Phipps

June 23, 1956 - April 15, 2019
Kenneth “Earle” Phipps

Kenneth “Earle” Phipps, 62, peacefully passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019. He was born in Hope Mills, NC on June 23, 1956. He was predeceased by his father, Ray Maynard and sister, Tonya Maynard.

Surviving to celebrate his life are his mother Mary Agnes Maynard, eldest daughter Stephanie Mahoney, her husband Michael and their children Ava-Grace, Anna-Kate, Mason, and Savannah. Youngest daughter, Alexis Phipps; and grandson Nathaniel Rider; sister Betty Whitmore and brothers, Ron Phipps, Don Phipps, and Glenn Maynard.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to his GoFundMe page in his memory.

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  • April 17, 2019
    Linda Herring McLaughlin and Brian Herring says:
    My son Brian Herring and myself Linda Herring has worked with Earle through SRR for almost as long as he's been there. My husband died in December 2006 of Pancreatic cancer and he thought a lot of Earle. He was a really good guy. He talked about his grandchildren every time he came in to our place. I saw him maybe about a month ago. I thank God I had that last meeting with Earle. God bless you all. PRAYERS for peace.

  • April 17, 2019
    Pamela Watts says:
    I have known Earl and his family for 5 or 6 years, we became fast friends after meeting him while visiting our son. We spent many enjoyable evenings at his home in Wilmington, and he spent a few weekends with us on Lake Gaston. He enjoyed life and everyone enjoyed being around him. Earl was a wonderful man who loved and lived for his children and grandchildren. Earl, you were a special man and you will be missed. Prayers for healing for family and friends. Goodbye my friend.

  • April 17, 2019
    Betty Whitmore lit a candle:
    Lit since April 17, 2019 at 4:41:14 PM

  • April 17, 2019
    The Krajnyk family says:
    Our family will truly miss him. He was a wonderful person with all of his flaws and all of his greatness. We were so blessed when our paths crossed. He will stay in our memories forever.

  • April 17, 2019
    Debra Duque says:
    So sorry for your loss.