We are three older sisters, Jerri Ann Broglin of Virginia, Nancy Lee Wills of New Hampshire, and Jane Louise Phipps of Florida, saying farewell to our hard-working brother. John David Phipps was a true Boy Scout at heart – the best camper and handyman anyone knew. He was trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, etc. – just like the Scout oath and law taught. One of Johnny’s favorite employment sites was Universal Studios Theme Park in Orlando, Florida, as a mechanic. He was a real spiderman at heart as well. Given how fun-loving and adventurous (loved racing cars, too!) as he was, being a diligent member of the safety committee became a major accomplishment and proud moment. He loved the rollercoaster of the South and the downhill skiing of the North. He was a patriotic countryman to be sure. John maintained life-long friendships from his childhood Winter Park neighborhood – Mr. Walt Hagl and Mr. Robert Choser. Brian Wills, brother-in-law, and Brendan Wills, nephew, both from New Hampshire, were John’s best buddies from the North! The beautiful niece from Virginia, Jenifer Broglin, will miss her Uncle John.
A Service will be held on Friday, March 18, 2022 at Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society Orlando chapel located at 1654 N. Semoran Blvd, Suite 130, Orlando FL 32807, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Donations are welcome for the benefit of the Boy Scouts of America, the Youth Organization in Orange County, Florida, at 1951 S. Orange Blossom Trail # 102, Apopka, Florida 32703 and at (407) 889-4403, as the Central Florida Council turns 100 this year!