YARMOUTH – Orrin Phipps, 91, of Yarmouth died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. He was born Oct. 19, 1921, in Portland, the son of William and Fannie (Ross) Phipps.
Orrin was the founder of Yarmouth Lumber and was actively involved until a week ago. He always enjoyed trucking, was a Red Sox fan, an avid hunter and loved horses. He owned race horses for more than 50 years and was driving them into his mid-80s. He was a lifetime member of the Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association and the US Trotting Association. Orrin also loved dachshunds and there was no other dog for him.
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 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, with tributes at 7:30 p.m. at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. Burial will be in the spring at Riverside Cemetery, Smith Street, Yarmouth. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Orrin’s memory to Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 436, Augusta, ME 04330. To share condolences, memories and tributes with his family, please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com.