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YARMOUTH — Orrin H. Phipps, 91, of Yarmouth, died Jan. 26.
He was born Oct. 19, 1921, in in Portland, the son of William and Fannie Phipps.
Phipps founded Yarmouth Lumber and was involved with the company until a week before his death.
He loved trucking and was a big Red Sox fan. He was an avid hunter and loved horses, owning race horses for over 50 years and driving horses well into his eighties. He was a lifetime member of the Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association and the U.S. Trotting Association. There was no other kind of dog for him but dachshunds.
He is survived by his son, William Phipps, of Yarmouth; his grandchildren, James, Sheryl, Bethany, Laurie, Kevin, and Kristalyn; as well as a large extended family. He was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth Sperry; his second wife, Margaret Dugas; his daughter, Janet Clarke; and his grandson, Jake Phipps.
A time of gathering and visitation will be held Friday, from 6-8 p.m., with tributes at 7:30 at the Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Orrin’s memory to the Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 436, Augusta, ME 04330.