Richard "Dick" Phillips

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A memorial service for Mr. Richard "Dick" Phillips, 87, will be Saturday, December 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Anniston, with Dr. Lee Shafer officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Mr. Phillips died on Monday, December 22, 2014, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Diane Phillips; two daughters, Debi (Tim) Samuelson and Rachel (Chris) Holcombe; three sons, Richard (Lorna) Phillips Jr., Edward Curry and Brenden (Sally) Phillips; 11 grandchildren, Megan, Simone, Amanda, Kristen, Jordan, Brooks, Cort and Blythe Phillips and Tyler, Parker and Griffin Holcombe and one sister-in-law, Betty Jo Phillips. Mr. Phillips was born in Pier Point, W.Va. on May 11, 1927. He graduated from Mullens High School and was drafted into the Navy for the conclusion of WWII. Mr. Phillips went to Concord College on the GI Bill and a basketball scholarship. He graduated in three years and then went to the University of West Virginia where he received his Masters Degree. Mr. Phillips taught school and coached basketball for five years before leaving West Virginia. He then went to work with American Mutual Insurance Company and worked in claims, becoming a division claim manager over the southeastern United States and finally a county wide litigator. Mr. Phillips was always interested in sports and played senior softball with the Georgia Peaches for over 20 years. His 65 year old Georgia Peaches team won a national championship and also a Senior Olympic Softball Gold Medal. Upon retirement, Mr. Phillips moved to Jacksonville mainly to watch the sports at JSU. He had season tickets to football, baseball, softball and basketball and grew to love Jacksonville, JSU and Alabama in general. On a more personal note, Mr. Phillips did not make his goal of being married 50 years, but he was proud to be close. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 1000 Leighton Ave., Anniston, AL 36207, Jacksonville State University, 700 Pelham Road N, Jacksonville, AL 36265 c/o JSU Men's Basketball-Kennamer Hall or to a . Online condolences to the family at www.klbrownfuneralhome.com. K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W., Jacksonville, AL 36265 256-435-7042
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Published in The Anniston Star on Dec. 26, 2014
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