William Phipps, 85, went to be with the Lord, April 1, 2019. He was born January 8, 1934 in Stidham, Oklahoma, to Silas and Margaret Phipps. William proudly served his country 26 1/2 years in the United States Air Force.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 59 years Xelpha L. Stafford Phipps, two brothers.

He is survived by 2 sons Terry L. Phipps and wife Irma, of Waxahachie, Texas William G. Phipps, of Bellevue, Texas, Grandchildren Travis Phipps and wife Brandy, & Tracie Benningfield and husband Tommy, Great-grandchildren Gareth Phipps, Rylan Phipps, McKinlee Benningfield, Deacon Benningfield, Jackson Benningfield.