Willis Phillips, 58, of Ashland, left this world on March 9, 2011 to be with his heavenly father.
He was born July 20, 1952, in Ceredo-Kenova, W.Va., the son of Nellie Jobe Phillips of Johnson City, Tenn., and the late Grady Eugene Phillips.
He was a retired truck driver and an Air Force veteran serving in the Vietnam War as a search and recovery paratrooper. Willis was a wonderful husband and father with a great personality. His sense of humor and wit was enjoyed by all those who knew him. He was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tiarra Phillips; brother, Jim Phillips; son and daughter, Rick and Angie Reed and brother-in-law, Skip Fannin.
He leaves behind in addition to his mother, his loving wife, Linda Phillips; daughter, Missy Plumley and husband Les; son, Willis Phillips and wife Tasha; two brothers, Grady Phillips and Wilson Phillips; two sisters, Laura Branham and husband Anthony of Tennessee and Cathy Mosier and husband Bill of Tennessee; five grandchildren, Alissa, Meah, Lissyz, Caitlyn and Daniel and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends who adored him and will be missed by all greatly along with the doctors, nurses and staff at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland by Chaplain Oscar Rose. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Graveside service with military honors by Kenova American Legion Post 93 will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland.
Monday, March 14th, 2011