George Francis Phippard, Jr., formerly of Candia, passed away June 16, 2019 at Morton Plant Hospital, in Clearwater, FL, after a period of declining health.
Born in Nashua, NH on June 15, 1935, he was the son of George F. Sr. and Eileen Anne (Sullivan) Phippard,
George grew up in Nashua and graduated from Nashua schools. He attended St. Anslem’s College and graduated of Keene State College, in Keene, NH. He was a resident of Candia for many years. He and his late wife had spent the past twenty-seven plus years as full time RV’ers, traveling all over the United States. They spent their summers at Head Beach Campground, in Phippsburg, ME. and winters on MacDill Air Force Base, in Tampa, FL.
George was a teacher, for many years, for the Manchester School System, where he was a shop teacher and driver ed teacher after school. He retired from teaching in 1987. He also owned and operated, Phipps Driving School and G. Phippard Cordwood, both in Candia, for many years. During his retirement, George earned the nickname, “the Chief.”, especially when he worked for his son-in-law’s automotive business, Andrews Family Automotive.
George was a US Army veteran. He also served in the US Navy Construction Battalion “Seabees” for over twenty-eight years, retiring on January 1, 1992.
George had a love for geology and always wanted to be a geologist. He enjoyed panning for gold, metal detecting, golf and relaxing smoking a good cigar. George was always known for his great firm handshake.
George was predeceased by his wife, Annette S. (Smith) Phippard, who passed away in April of 2016, his daughter, Susan D. Phippard, who passed away in September of 1987, and his son John P. Phippard, who passed away in March of this year.
George is survived by his children, Kathleen Andrews and her husband Timothy of Lakeville, MA., Timothy Phippard and his wife Elizabeth of Kersey, CO., Michael Phippard of Oshkosh, WI., Karen Pennington of Florida, nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, sister Eileen A. Mayhew of Plymouth, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held in the Brewitt Funeral Home, 2 Epping St. Raymond, NH. on Monday, June 24th, from 11am to 1pm. A graveside service will follow in the Holbrook Cemetery, Candia, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in George’s memory to the Travis Albert Circle of Friends Scholarship Fund, Rockland Trust Company, 135 South Main St., Middleboro, MA. 02346