Dr. Patrick Michael Phipps, 71, of Fairmont, passed away Oct. 15, 2017.
He was born Oct. 19, 1945, in Wetzel County, son of the late Glenn and Emily Huey Phipps.
He was employed by the Tidewater Agricultural Research Extension Center for Virginia Polytechnic University as a plant pathologist, and was the author of more than 72 books. Patrick loved hunting, fishing, football, NASCAR, country music and feeding the deer in his backyard every night. He was Methodist by faith and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Patrick is survived by his wife, Janet Phipps; his son, Dr. James Patrick Phipps and his wife Megan of Sorrento, Florida; two grandchildren, Wyatt and Austin Phipps; his brother, Robert G. Phipps and his wife Jean of Fairmont; several nieces and nephews; and a lifelong friend, Barbara Sprong of Fairmont.
Arrangements are under the care of Domico Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.
Published on October 20, 2017