Gordon “Flip” Phillips Harby

April 28, 1944 - October 17, 2021

Gordon “Flip” Phillips Harby, 77, a lifelong resident of Fort Myers Beach, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021 in the care of Hope Hospice. He was born April 28, 1944 in Glendale, California.

Flip graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1962 and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1963. He served in Vietnam and retired from the service in August 1970. Flip spent his life in the building industry in Lee, Charlotte, and Collier County. He devoted much of his time as past President of the Ft. Myers Jaycees, served on the Ft. Myers Beach Fire Commission, and was a past Chairman of the Board. He was a past President of Concerned Citizens of Ft. Myers Beach and a past President of the Fort Myers Beach Kiwanis 2013-2014

Flip is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Trudy Smith Harby; brother, Rick Harby (JoAnne) of El Cajon, CA; sister, Jean Harby Abel (Joe) of Sun City, AZ; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Smith (Lorraine) of Punta Gorda, FL and Pete Smith (Mary) of St. James City, FL; sisters-in-law, Judy Hart of Statesboro, GA and Patsy Martin (Kenneth) of Fort Myers; and many nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his parents, Richmond and Cyrilla Harby of Ft. Myers Beach; stepmother, Martha Harby, of Ft. Myers Beach; father and mother-in-law, Edgar and Clara Smith of Fort Myers; and brother-in-law, Gene Hart of Statesboro, GA.

At Flip’s request, there will not be a service.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Gordon “Flip” Phillips Harby are suggested to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway E, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. ALAN D. WHEELER Oct 20, 2021 at 12:33 pm


  2. ALAN AND DAVID WHEELER Oct 20, 2021 at 2:01 pm


  3. Patsy Martin Oct 23, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Love you Flip. You will be missed.

  4. Richmond Harby Oct 28, 2021 at 11:08 am

    Miss you my brother. We had a lot of great times together especially camping and going to Car shows. Rest in pease. Love you.

  5. Gail Beard Nov 7, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    You will be missed, Flip.

  6. Judith Cory Nov 12, 2021 at 10:43 am

    One day we may meet again

  7. John A. Rollins Nov 19, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    Smooth sailing…

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