Benne Ray Phipps

November 28, 1949 - May 19, 2022

Benne Ray Phipps

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Benne Rae Phipps 72, of Pittsburg, KS on Thursday May 19, 2022 following an illness. He was known by many in the community having given 25 years of service in law enforcement for Crawford County. He will be greatly missed.
Benne was born November 28, 1949 in Pittsburg, KS, the son of Bennie M. and Lavon Maurine (Willey) Phipps. He was a lifelong resident of the Pittsburg area and was a graduate of Pittsburg High School. On January 17, 1975 Benne married Tish J. Cinotto in Pittsburg; KS; although their marriage did not last they remained great friends and co-parents. In Benne’s early working years, he was a plumber. He spent the bulk of his years of employment as a Deputy for Crawford County where he made many lifelong friends. After retirement he worked for Pittsburg State University and a non-profit organization in security. Benne had a deep love for his family and friends and his most cherished memories included gathering together at a PSU tailgate or at his house entertaining and grilling food. He also enjoyed collecting antiques, the outdoors and spending time with his only grandson Treyson. Anyone that truly knew him, knew he had a big heart and an incredibly sarcastic sense of humor.
Survivors include his daughter Tracy Gaddy and Angel Brege of Pittsburg, KS; his niece and Goddaughter Heather Mason White and husband Damon of Bentonville, AR; former wife Tish J. Burleson and her husband Ken of Pittsburg, KS; sisters Saundra Rhodes and husband Larry of Pittsburg, KS and Beverly Ross and husband Gerald of Pittsburg, KS; grandson Treyson Sharbutt, along with several nephews and nieces.
Benne was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Terry Phipps and former mother-in-law Eudene Cinotto.
Benne’s family will welcome everyone to a Celebration of Life from 1-3:00pm Friday May 27, 2022 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg, KS. Burial services will be private at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Pittsburg, KS. In lieu of flowers the family asks expressions of sympathy to be in the form of memorials to the Shriner’s Children Hospital. Friends may drop off or mail memorials to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762. Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Arrangements are by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg, KS.