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Carl A. Phillips, 87, of Greenville passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Greenville.
Carl was born in Amarillo, Texas, on Dec. 14, 1929, to William A. and Vera Jones Phillips. He married Carol Lee Bliss in 1955; she preceded him in death May 15, 1975. He later married Peggy May McKenzie on Aug. 2, 1979, in Desoto, Mo.; she survives. Carl served in the Marine Corps. during WWII; he was a retired Teamster truck driver and a member of the First Assembly of God.
Those left to cherish his memory are son Kermit "Bob" Phillips and wife Mabel; stepsons Jeffrey McKenzie and wife Paula and Russell McKenzie and wife Dawn; 12 grandchildren;and 15 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am Friday, June 30, at the First Assembly of God in Greenville with Pastor Brent Grissom officiating. An interment will be at 2 p.m. at Grove Hill Cemetery with Matt Phillips, Eric McKenzie, Jerrel McKenzie, Jerred McKenzie, Joel McKenzie, and Josh McKenzie serving as pallbearers.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 29, at Peters Funeral Home.
Published on June 29, 2017
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