Henry Bruce Fipps has been in banking since 1953. He was hired as assistant cashier of Farmers Bank and was promoted to cashier in 1957. In 1967 he was elected vice president and was elected to his present position of vice president and city executive at the time of the merger of Farmers Bank with The National Bank of South Carolina. He is also chairman of the Loris Advisory Board.
He is a graduate of Loris High School and Kings College in Charlotte, where he completed a course in accounting. Fipps is a veteran of World War 11, during which he served in the U.S. Navy.
He is past president of the Loris Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Loris Lions Club, a member of Loris American Legion Post 41 and an active member of Loris Masonic Lodge 205, of which he has served as Treasurer since 1971. He is also a Shriner, has served on the board of directors for Loris Community Hospital since 1975, and is a member of the board of directors of the Horry County Economic Board.
The son of the late Rosa and Zeno Fipps, he is married to the former Daphne Fowler of Clarendon. They have two daughters, Daphne Lynn Wieringa and Carol Bruce Wright, as well as three grandchildren, Colin Blair Wieringa, Charles Bruce Wieringa and Colby Brett Wright. They are members of the First Baptist Church of Loris.
Fipps says his hobby is gardening and he enjoys doing all the upkeep on his lawn. He also has diversified farming interests.
The Fippses reside on Fox Bay Road.
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