He was a member of the Waterville Ruritan Club and a member of the Friday Night Mixed Bowling Club.
He was a member of Welcome Valley Baptist Church in Benton, where he was an adult Sunday school class teacher. He also enjoyed having Sunday family dinners at his home and reading his Bible. After 30 years of inability, he is now walking on streets of gold.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl George Phillips and Mamie Ruth Sherwood Phillips; and brother, George Franklin “Frank” Phillips.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Lavonda “Granny” Phillips; children: Devonia Marie Eversole and husband, Harry, William Harold Phillips Jr., Pamela Jo Freeman, Connie Denise Hagood, Mikel Wayne Phillips and wife, Michelle, Donna Gail Terrell and husband, Ricky, and Tina Darlene Couch and husband, Jeff; grandchildren: Stephen Adam Swilling, Carl Edward Swilling, John Matthew Swilling, Dustin Shane Swilling, William Kenneth Phillips, Tona Shauntae Headrick, Cody Marshall Reagan, Anthony Michael Phillips, Nicole Kathleen Phillips, William Christopher Cameron Terrell, Allison Ruth Elizebeth Terrell and Scotty Dewayne Couch; sisters: Carlene Williams, Mayme Beason, Shelia Schmitz, Sharon Christianson and Betty Zeller; brothers: Jack Phillips, Paul Phillips and Everett Phillips; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today, May 7, 2012, at Welcome Valley Baptist Church with the Revs. Earl Gentry, Lee Ingram and Nathan Headrick officiating.
Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home from 1 to 2 p.m., today at the church prior to the service.
You are invited to send a message of condolence and view the Phillips family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.