Carl Elden Phipps

Carl Elden Phipps was born on May 8, 1939, to Dick and Cora Phipps of Mountain View, Missouri. He departed this life on January 14, 2023, in Mountain View, Missouri.
Throughout his life, Carl always worked hard. He canned oil in Kansas City, was an accomplished body and paint man working for several local garages, was a grocery clerk for some time, and he was even a reserve police officer in Kirksville, Missouri. Early in his life, while working as an auto body repair man he heeded God's call into the ministry, which he faithfully fulfilled for 60 years. Carl's greatest enjoyment outside of ministering was in working in his wood shop. He took delight in creating and building things to give to people.  
Carl pastored numerous churches in Missouri: West Plains, Willow Springs, Mountain View, Kirksville, Lebanon, and Mountain Grove where he retired from full-time ministry in 2021. Carl continued to preach part-time where he was needed.
Carl married Joyce Francine Tabor on May 19, 1957. They enjoyed over 65 years of marriage in which three children were born, Pamela Sue Bissey (deceased) married to Ronald Bissey of Moberly, Missouri, James Lee Phipps married to Coleen D. Phipps of Willow Springs, Missouri, and Anita Ann Phipps of Rolla, Missouri. 
Carl and Joyce have four grandchildren, Gregory Thomas Phipps married to Mallory Phipps of Alexandria, Louisiana, Robert Tyler Phipps married to Ginger Phipps of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Nicole Bissey of Kansas City, Missouri, and McKayla Culver married to Mason Culver of Rolla, Missouri; and six great-grandchildren.
Carl is preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Cora Phipps; one brother, Jerald Phipps; and his daughter, Pamela Sue Bissey.
Throughout Carl's life, we have no way of knowing the number of lives he touched. God gave Carl a special gift of bringing estranged people back together and healing broken lives and churches. Only in Heaven will we clearly know Carl's impact on lives. We have lost a father, brother, grandfather, and friend. God gained a great saint. Heaven rejoiced and God welcomed Carl into His fold. He will be missed by all who know him.
"But in you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, goodness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses" 1 Timothy 6:11-12
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 19, at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, Missouri, with Jim Duncan officiating. Visitation prior to the service from 1:30-3:00 p.m. also at the funeral home. Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View.  Condolences may be expressed at
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