MCALLEN – Albert Lee Phipps Jr., 51, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at his residence in McAllen. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Jesse of Brownsville. He is survived by his wife, Karen Phipps, his dogs, Kiddo, Goldie and Pepper of McAllen, several family and extended family members, his music family, his Jiu-Jitsu family, and the legacy he leaves behind through the many students that he taught to play guitar. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on October 21, 2017 at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home of Mission. In lieu of flowers, the family will be accepting donations for a charity in his honor during the memorial service. Services are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.