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1935 William 2021

William M. "Bill" Phillips, Jr.

May 24, 1935 — December 26, 2021

Oakland, Tennessee

William M. Phillips, Jr., age 86, resident of Oakland, Tennessee since 1986 and husband of Elizabeth J. Phillips, departed this life Sunday morning, December 26, 2021 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville. William (Bill) was born May 24, 1935 in Morehause, Missouri, the son of the late Liddie and William M. Phillips Sr.

Bill worked for Memphis Propeller Service, Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee and Olive Branch, Mississippi from 1982 until 2006 as Operations Manager and Vice President and Allen & Bean Home Entertainment Centers in Memphis, Tennessee from 1974 to 1982 as Operations & Store Manager. He was a member of the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1974. He received Top Secret Military Clearance, two Meritorious Service Medals and three Air Force Commendation Medals.

Bill had degrees from Draughon’s Business College and the University of Maryland with further graduate study at the University of Arkansas.

Mr. Phillips is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Jane Phillips; two sons, Michael and Craig Phillips of Oakland, TN; one daughter, Cindy Phillips of Big Sandy, TN; one grandson, Garrett Varos of Oakland, TN; two sisters, Sharon Clark and Myrna Carlisle both of Sikeston, MO; and one brother, Travis Phillips of Pinehurst, NC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Eugene Phillips of Sikeston, MO.

Mr. and Mrs. Phillips were married for 63 years and they leave together. A joint service for Mr. and Mrs. Phillips was held at 2 P.M. Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland. Military Honors for Mr. Phillips were held after the service at the Fayette County Memorial Park Cemetery on Highway 64.

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Visitation

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland

10670 U.S. 64, Somerville, TN 38068

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland

10670 U.S. 64, Somerville, TN 38068

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