Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 4:00 pm
The Messenger, June 2, 2011
Fred David Phillips, 76, of Troy died 12:28 p.m. June 1, 2011, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Marvin Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery in the Crystal community. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the hour of services Friday.
Pallbearers will be Danny Phillips, Ben Phillips, Doug Maddox, Ned Bigelow, Tom Pituch and J.R. Dunn.
He was born July 18, 1934, in Perry County, Ill., son of the late William Roy Phillips and the late Ruby Ellen (Rice) Keller. He married the former Mary Lee July 5, 1957. She survives. He was a retired self-employed contractor who had also owned a lawn service.
A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and had had a nursing home ministry for many years.
Survivors also include his daughter, Terry Phillips of Troy; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Annette Phillips of Belton, Mo., and Danny and Angie Phillips of Hornbeak; his brother, Ray Phillips of Union City; two sisters, Mary Brayfield of Benton, Ill., and Pauline Burton of Johnson City, Ill.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Jessica and Doug Maddox of Ridgely, Ben and Beth Phillips of Union City and Katherine Phillips and Andrew Phillips, both of Belton; two great-grandchildren, Andrew Phillips and Mason Phillips, both of Union City; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
To leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.