GALAX, Va. — Kenneth Wayne Phipps, 66, of Galax, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at his home. He was born Sunday, Aug. 4, 1946, in Galax to the late Price Clifford Phipps and Pearl Lewis Phipps. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and David Phipps. He is survived by his wife, Jannette Joy Phipps of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Tanya Phipps Taylor and Marty Taylor of Mount Airy; stepdaughter, Tabatha Methvin Kirkland of Huntsville, Texas; stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Benny and Terri Methvin of Magnolia, Texas; grandchildren, Braeden Taylor, Kasen Taylor, Aaron Kirkland, Joshua Kirkland, Ashlea St. John and Marissa Methvin; sister and brother-in-law, (Lucy) Linda Cox and Bill Cox of Galax; special nieces and nephews, Sheila Wilson, Pete Cox, April Simmons and Zach Phipps; and special cousin, Bobby Phipps. The funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Fairview Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Spurlin and the Rev. Sam Holder officiating. Burial will follow in the Edmonds Cemetery, Ennice, N.C. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynn.com.