Phillips, age 67, of Empire, Alabama passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015.
He was a U.S.
Marine Corp. veteran of the Vietnam War, where he earned a Purple Heart. He
was a member of Maryland Masonic Lodge #783 in Sipsey; a 32nd degree member
of the Shrine; and a member of the Scottish Rite.
were held Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at New Horizon Memorial Chapel. He
was cremated following services.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, George and Mardie Phillips; brothers, Gayle and Roger
Dale Phillips; sister, Diane Phillips Arnold; nephews, Joshua Phillips and
Joshua Charles Phillips; and niece, Rachel Phillips.
his daughters, Michelle Phillips Jackson and Mandie Mae Becker of Empire;
son, Justin Bailey of Empire; grandchildren Colton Parker and Serenity
“Booger Butt” Becker; sisters, Georgia Soliday (Jerry) of Wanatha, IN, Susan
Phillips Marton of Arlington, TX and Ginnie Phillips Chiaro of Wanatha, IN;
brother, Randy Phillips (Debbie) of Chesterton, IN; uncles, Lecil and Dick
Ballenger; aunts, Doris Butler, Hazel Stephens, Peggy Mauldin and Mary Sue
Barton; best friend, David Cranford (Kristie); lifelong friend, Ron Tolbert
(Terri); several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.