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Paul Dean Phipps


Paul Dean Phipps, 51 of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away peacefully at his home on April 8, 2024, in Fernandina Beach Florida.

Born on March 29, 1973, in Marion, Virginia to the late Harold Marshall Phipps and Peggy Cox Phipps. He grew up in Flat Ridge, Virginia and graduated from Grayson County High School.

Paul spent many years in the hospitality industry working as a bartender and a cook. He then found a home at the Matterhorn Lounge at the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theater. He excelled at customer service and making people feel welcome. He would establish regular patrons who became lifelong friends. Paul never met a stranger, and everyone loved Paul.

While living in Virginia, Paul was an avid kayaker who spent many days off from work on the New River. Another hobby he had was playing golf with his close friends. On many occasions, he was known to beat the pants off his brother Dwight in a round of golf.

After moving to Florida, Paul took up biking and loved to spend time walking the beach with his wife Sharla.

Paul was an active member of the American Legion Post 54 in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Paul leaves behind his spouse Sharla Jean Parker of three years, and his brother Dwight Phipps and sister-in-law Donna Phipps of Easley, South Carolina. He is also survived by his very special Aunt Nancy Hodge who was his second mother, and second brother H.C. Hodge. Two aunts, from his mother’s side, Bonnie Sexton of Trout Dale, Virginia, and Donna Fowler of Johnson City, Tennessee. He also leaves behind many loved cousins.

There will be a Ceremony of Life on Saturday, May 18th starting at 11:00am at New River Trail State Park at Foster Falls. Family and friends are welcome to gather at The Matterhorn Lounge at the Wohlfahrt Haus immediately afterwards.

There will also be a Celebration of Life on Tuesday, June 25th from 5:00pm-7:00pm at The American Legion Post 54 in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Donations may be made in his memory to the American Legion Post in Fernandina Beach, Florida.


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