Services for Virgil H. Phillips, 88, Eustace, were held Nov. 27, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in Eustace, with Brother Paul McKinney officiating. Burial was in the Trinidad Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Phillips was born Feb. 4, 1922, in Walton to Ethel Hendley and William Phillips and died Nov. 22, 2010, in Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Mike Phillips, brothers Billy, Dean and Carroll Phillips.
He married Betty Phillips Aug. 10, 1957, in the Calvary Baptist Church in Trinidad.
He was a World War II veteran and member of the First Baptist Church in Eustace.
Survivors include his wife Betty; son David Phillips and wife Gracie; daughters Betty Jo Session and Jenifer Duncan and husband Marvin; sister Loetta Summitt; sisters-in-law Ruth Phillips and Jane Phillips; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were his grandsons.
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